QUEENSLAND has secured eight matches during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held from July 20 to August 20.
Brisbane will play host to the five group stage games, one round-of-16 game, one quarterfinal and the third-place playoff on August 19.
The first match is locked in for Lang Park on July 22.
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Queensland’s eight games are second only in Australia to Sydney’s 11 with Melbourne hosting six and Adelaide and Perth each staging five matches.
Tourism and Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said it was huge news for the state.
“The world’s biggest women’s sporting event is coming to Brisbane with a great lineup of high-profile games in 2023,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“FIFA’s decision to play eight Women’s World Cup matches in Brisbane is another opportunity to show the world Queensland’s major events capability.
“We know the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a winner for Brisbane’s visitor economy, attracting thousands of Australian and overseas football fans.
“Seeing the Matilda’s on home soil will be an inspiration for Queensland’s young female footballers to play their best game for a shot at the world stage.”
Football Queensland President, Ben Richardson, said it was a “once-in-a-generation opportunity”.
“Football Queensland wholeheartedly believes that women and girls are the future of our game, so we’re delighted to welcome FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches to our State and are hopeful that this will inspire the next generation of aspiring young female footballers,” he said.