FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy arrives in Lisbon, Portugal!

The FIFA Women’s World Cup and a FIFA delegation has visited Lisbon, Portugal, the last European stop on the Trophy Tour’s 32-nation schedule, before it travels to Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa, host nations of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting on July 20, 2023.

Led by Secretary General Fatma Samoura, the FIFA delegation which included Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, kicked off their engagements in Portugal by attending a workshop of the FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme, held at the Portugal Football Federation’s (FPF) Cidade do Futebol.

The programme, now in its second edition, is one of eight FIFA Women’s Development initiatives, and sees up-and-coming female coaches from across the globe being mentored by some of football’s most accomplished coaches.

This edition of the programme includes two former FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coaches, Even Pellerud (Norway in 1995) and Tina Theune (Germany in 2003) in addition to two Olympic Gold medal-winning coaches, Beverly Priestman (Canada in 2021) and Pia Sundhage (USA in 2008 and 2012).

The FIFA delegation then took part in a meeting with FPF President and FIFA Council Member Fernando Gomes and Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Indra McCormick. Key topics on the agenda were the preparations underway in the southern hemisphere for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Portugal’s excitement at the qualification of A Selecção das Quinas, for the first time ever.

A ceremony to unveil the iconic FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy then took place at Portugal’s National Stadium. Attending the event were members of the international diplomatic corps headquartered in Lisbon, participants in FIFA’s Coach Mentorship Programme and many excited football fans.

The FIFA delegation then took part in a meeting with FPF President and FIFA Council Member Fernando Gomes and Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Indra McCormick. Key topics on the agenda were the preparations underway in the southern hemisphere for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Portugal’s excitement at the qualification of A Selecção das Quinas, for the first time ever.

A ceremony to unveil the iconic FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy then took place at Portugal’s National Stadium. Attending the event were members of the international diplomatic corps headquartered in Lisbon, participants in FIFA’s Coach Mentorship Programme and many excited football fans.

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