New Zealand was greatly encouraged by the unexpected performance of the Women’s World Cup. Now, he has revealed his strong ambition to challenge to co-host the Men’s World Cup.먹튀검증
Andrew Frannell, Secretary General of the Football Association of New Zealand, said in an interview with a New Zealand media on the 15th, “Both the Football Associations of Australia and New Zealand are excited about the success of this tournament. I see,” he said.
The Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, is recording an all-time box office success. Previously, the record for the largest number of spectators was 1,353,506 in the 2015 Canadian tournament, but this tournament set a new record by surpassing it in the first two games of the round of 16. The total number of spectators who visited the stadium until the quarterfinals reached a whopping 1,734,028.
“The International Football Federation (FIFA) is also very happy. We showed that we can create the best women’s World Cup,” he said, adding, “(If we promote the men’s World Cup), it will be a form of partnership in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia and New Zealand will be the foundation,” he said, showing his desire to host the Men’s World Cup. Currently, the 2026 Men’s World Cup is co-hosted by three North American countries, the United States, Canada and Mexico, and the host country for the 2030 tournament has not yet been decided.
However, the fact that there are not so many large-scale soccer stadiums in Australia and New Zealand is a factor in deducting points in the bid competition. FIFA stipulates that the Men’s World Cup group stage matches should be held in stadiums with a capacity of 40,000 people, semi-finals 60,000 people, and finals 80,000 people. Eden Park in Auckland, which is the largest and only football stadium in New Zealand that can accommodate more than 40,000 people, has a capacity of about 50,000.
Still, Secretary General Franel predicted that he could consult with FIFA on the way to relax this rule. “No one wants to see infrastructure being built that will never be used again,” he said, expressing his anticipation.