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Brazil has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup ahead of this month’s vote.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced the statement on Monday, with the vote to decide the hosts set to be held on June 25.

It leaves three bids remaining – Australia and New Zealand, Columbia and Japan.

The federation said the move was due to the tough economic condition, caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

It also added that it would be unfavoured due to hosting several big events in recent years.

Brazil hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2016 Olympics and the 2019 Copa America.

‘’Thus, CBF decided to withdraw the Brazilian candidacy and support Columbia in the dispute for the host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023,’’ read part of the statement.

South America has never hosted a Women’s World Cup. Asia has done so twice, in China in 1991 and 2007.

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