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Catley and Foord Eagerly Anticipate Home World Cup


The 2023 Women’s World Cup, set to take place in Australia and New Zealand, is expected to be the biggest tournament yet, according to Australian players Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord. They believe that the women’s game has experienced significant growth since the previous World Cup, with increased interest, higher quality, and larger attendances at both club and international levels.

With the sport gaining momentum, the duo anticipates record-breaking crowds in stadiums and a significant global viewership. They emphasize the growth of women’s football over the past four years, noting that the competition has become tighter, leading to potential upsets and unexpected results. Nations that may not have been competitive in the past have made significant progress, highlighting the increased investment in the women’s game worldwide.

For the Australian team, known as the Matildas, the tournament presents an opportunity to surpass their previous quarter-final finish and make history. Having experienced disappointment in the previous edition, they are motivated by the advantage of playing on home soil and the support of their home crowd. They express a strong desire to maximize this opportunity and leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of success.

Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord acknowledge the elevated standard of women’s football, with numerous top-class players participating across the world’s leading leagues. They anticipate facing formidable opponents from every country, making the challenge even more exciting. The presence of top players from around the globe in one tournament adds to the competitive nature of the event and the prestige of lifting the trophy.

Overall, the Australian duo is optimistic about the upcoming Women’s World Cup, expecting a high level of competition, thrilling matches, and the potential for surprises along the way. They are determined to showcase their best performances and compete for the ultimate prize on home soil.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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