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Australia & New Zealand unite to mark ‘One Year To Go’ 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup milestone!

Celebrations marking ‘One Year To Go’ until the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off with a cultural lighting ceremony at dawn in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, New Zealand, followed by the unveiling of a Unity Pitch in Sydney/Gadigal, Australia and coordinated evening light shows across the tournament’s nine Host Cities on Wednesday.

A Unity Pitch located on Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney/Gadigal, was unveiled by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura to mark the milestone date on the road to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Created with the tournament’s colourful livery in mind, it will be open to the public and local football groups until Sunday, before touring each of the tournament’s nine Host Cities over the next year. A Unity Pitch will be gifted to both Host Countries, Australia and New Zealand, as part of FIFA’s commitment to leave a lasting legacy in the region.

Speaking at the unveiling of the Unity Pitch, FIFA Secretary General Samoura said, “Today is a great day in the build up to the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The excitement at the lighting ceremony in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and the enthusiasm around women’s football here at Barangaroo Reserve for unveiling of the Unity Pitch, is wonderful and this support and passion will make the FIFA Women’s World Cup truly unforgettable.”

“This competition will provide a platform to inspire and unite through the power of women’s football and FIFA, together with the host countries, looks forward to welcoming players and fans from around the world and going Beyond Greatness together in 2023.”

FIFA also announced that tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup will go on sale online from October 6 with tickets starting from $20 for adults and $10 for children.

FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman said: “Today is a hugely exciting milestone and with qualifications taking place around the world for the competition, more community spaces for women and girls to play football, and tickets about to be released, FIFA is hugely excited to see women’s football go Beyond Greatness in 2023.”

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