We’ve been hearing about how the 2017 FIFA World Cup will take place in Australia since the first-ever games were announced, but now, as the tournament approaches, we’re finally getting some official information.
As per a statement released by the Australian Football Association on Tuesday, the 2019 World Cup has been confirmed as taking place in the state of Queensland.
Australia’s national soccer federation said it would host the tournament, which is being staged in a state that has not hosted a major international event in the past 20 years.
“The 2018 FIFA World Football World Cup was a landmark event, which showcased the game to a global audience,” the statement read.
“In the coming years, we will continue to invest in the future of the game in Australia.”
The FIFA statement also said the tournament will be held in a location that has hosted the event before.
“We look forward to the exciting competition ahead in 2018 and 2019 and are excited to welcome the fans to Brisbane in 2019,” the federation said.
“We look ahead to hosting our next World Cup in 2021.”
The 2019 World World Cup takes place in Sydney, Australia, with the 2022 tournament scheduled to take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Melbourne.