Reporter Kim Hyeong-joong = The 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup trophy is looking for Korea.
FIFA announced the schedule for the Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour on the 16th (Korean time). Starting on the 25th of this month, the trophy will visit all 32 countries participating in the tournament until July, when the tournament opens. The number of visits is the largest ever. It will arrive in Korea on the 27th of this month. Trophies coming through Japan will be handed over to the Philippines after a one-day exhibition.
For each visiting country, pre-selected participants will hold a ‘Skill Drills’ event with FIFA legends. In addition, national players and celebrities from visiting countries will work together to promote the event. Leah Lewis, a female freestyle world champion with 3.9 million followers on the social media platform TikTok, will serve as her skill coach. 먹튀검증
The Trophy Tour will start in Asia including Korea, travel through Africa, South America, North America, and Europe, and will conclude with a visit to 9 cities in Australia and New Zealand, where the tournament will be held, for about 5 months. They will then move to Wellington, New Zealand, where the opening match will be held on July 20th.
“The Trophy Tour is a global celebration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” said FIFA Executive Director Fatma Zamora. “It’s an opportunity to experience the most prestigious trophy in women’s football and hear the story from a FIFA legend. This tour will show people around the world that the future of women’s football is very bright.”
Meanwhile, the Korean women’s national soccer team led by coach Colin Bell will also participate in this World Cup. The national team is in Group H with Germany, Colombia and Morocco. With star players such as Ji So-yeon, they challenge to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in 8 years.