Round-Up: Women’s World Cup COOs named, criteria set for new Tokyo 2020 leader, AFL reports A$23m loss, and more

The Sydney Opera House lights up in support of Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. (Image credit: FFA)

Fifa has appointed two chief operating officers for the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand. Jane Fernandez has been named COO for Australia, while Jane Patterson has been named COO for New Zealand. The governing body has also begun a search for a CEO for the tournament - Fifa

Tokyo 2020's candidate selection committee agreed on five requirements for a new leader to replace Yoshiro Mori, including a deep understanding of gender equality and diversity. Among other qualities required are an international profile and experience on the global stage – CNA/Reuters

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