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Australia Could Successfully Host 2023 Women's World Cup, Brown Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 17

The Matildas' "stunning form, the rise of gender equality" and football's "global charm" mean "a perfect storm is brewing for Australia to host a booming 2023 Women's World Cup," according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. That is the view of Asian Cup CEO Michael Brown, who said that the women'...

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