The Women’s Football World Cup trophy, whose 2023 edition will be held this summer in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, is already in Spain on the second leg of its exhibition tour, with 58 days left to be scheduled for the start.
The piece was unveiled this Monday at an event in Ciudad del Fútbol de las Rojas (Madrid), attended by FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, RFEF Secretary General, Andreu Camp, and Ambassador to Spain from Australia and New Zealand, Sofia. McIntyre and Tara Morton, respectively.
Presenting the trophy to the attendees were the under-20 and under-17 world champions in 2022 with youngsters Inama Gabbaro and Marina Artero respectively. “It’s a different feeling because it’s a world trophy and it’s a source of pride, I don’t know how to describe it,” the Sevilla player said about winning the title. “To be able to win the World Cup with perfection is a dream, it is the maximum an athlete can aspire to,” said the lady of the athletic club.
“It is a historic day for Spain,” said Fatma Samoura, who recalled that this trophy is “the most important” at the sporting level and “it symbolizes the work, the skill and the hearts that beat for a nation”. And that “nothing is impossible” for ‘Red’ for his recent achievements.
The leader explained that FIFA “has drawn up a business strategy” for the event, which they hope “will help footballers, women and girls to believe in themselves and to know that there are no limits to the ability and passion to play”. is not”, and that he should also not forget that “this is an opportunity to promote important issues in women’s rights”.
Samoura appreciated that the two hosts are two countries that “believe in the values of football, to unite with other communities and share their rich culture” and that both are “ready” to host this World Cup. , which the organization wants to use “as a platform for 60 million girls to get licensed and professionalize it before 2026”.
For his part, Andreu Camp insisted that the development of women’s football was “one of the primary objectives” set by RFEF president Luis Rubiales when he took office five years ago. “It has been a priority not in words but in deeds and with concrete results and facts,” he said, detailing “a clear increase in the number of licenses” or an increase in the budget for women’s football from “3 to 27 million”.
“We have unbeatable sporting results and the aim is to keep growing, also in absolutes and for this we are going to put all the means at our disposal. Our results are becoming optimal in absolute and lower categories, and our goals in the World Cup Must be the maximum, reach the final and win it if we can, but in football things are not mathematical. The RFEF is ambitious and for that it will have to put all means in”, the manager sentenced.
New Zealand’s ambassador to Spain, Tara Morton, said they would “warmly welcome” the Spanish team, which would play at home. “We can’t wait for the World Cup to start, the best footballers in the world will be there and sport is a powerful tool for inclusion and overcoming discrimination,” he insisted.
Finally, Australia’s ambassador to Spain, Sophia McIntyre, assured that the country is “overwhelmed” to celebrate this World Cup, which will allow many girls to “watch their heroics on the pitch”. Furthermore, he also emphasized that “sport is a powerful thing” when it comes to making a difference and that having the final in an “iconic city” like Sydney would be “incredible”.