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FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women's World Cup

AP  |  Miami 

has agreed to make public its vote on the host for the 2023 Women's

The organization's decision-making body is becoming more transparent after concerns were raised last month that the women's tournament wouldn't fully follow the new voting process for the men's

The United States, and were chosen last year to host The votes by the Congress of all member associations were published.

Previously, the decisions were taken in private by the scandal-discredited committee, which was renamed the in 2016.

But FIFA announced last month that its 37-person council would still decide on the destination of the 2023 Women's World Cup, with no mention of votes being publicly declared.

Now, FIFA has said following a meeting in that after the council makes its decision in March 2020, the "result of each ballot and related votes of each member" will be "open and made public."

It could be the most hotly contested bidding process for the tournament, which was first staged in 1991.

Australia, Colombia, and have been exploring bids. submitted a proposal to to jointly bid.

FIFA asked countries interested in bidding to do so by Friday, but it has yet to disclose who made submissions. Bidders have until April 16 to complete their bidding registrations, and bid books must be submitted by Oct. 4.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 10:25 IST
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