The trophy of 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is presented during the final match between the Netherlands and the U.S. in Lyon, France, July 7, 2019. /VCG Photo
Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out.
FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team tournament by December 13.
The eight are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the Republic of Korea.
The Korean bid could be a joint project with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
FIFA says all candidates will be inspected in January and February ahead of a FIFA Council vote expected in May.
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