Sports news | Rishi Sunak wants the UK to host the next Women’s World Cup

London, Aug 1 (PTI) Former British Chancellor Rishi Sunak, a finalist in the race to become the next British Prime Minister, wants England to bid to host the next Women’s World Cup after the country’s women’s team made history by winning the championship of Europe. Germany.

Postal ballots for Conservative Party members to choose between Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as the party’s new Tory leader to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go out from Monday.

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The prime ministerial candidate described Sunday night’s victory at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium as “transformational” for women’s sport and said he wanted Britain to be home to the world’s best sport and would speed up plans to overhaul women’s sport if elected. football to expand the possibilities of the women’s game.

“Britain is a great host of major sporting events, which we are not only immensely proud of, but which also create jobs and opportunities,” said Sunak.

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“I will therefore cooperate with the FA of the home countries [Football Associations] explore the bid for future World Cups to give those inspired by the Lions even more to look forward to. Global Britain will be home to the best sport in the world,” he said.

The formal bidding process for the 2027 World Cup is now underway, with further rounds of bidding for the 2031 and 2035 World Cups to follow.

Under Sunakova’s leadership, if elected to 10 Downing Street, an overhaul of women’s football would be launched immediately, benefiting from the excitement generated by the Euros and the success of “The Left” – as the England team is known.

“These euros were transformative. In the long history of women’s football in this country, this game-changing team has broken barriers more than any other,” said the 42-year-old British Indian former cabinet minister.

“I’m so proud that my two girls are growing up in a country where they can see amazing role models at the top of their careers. Now we have to ensure a tangible legacy for young people who have been inspired by what they have seen,” he said, referring to his daughters Anoushka and Krishna.

The UK-born former minister considers himself a lifelong supporter of Southampton Football Club, the team from his birthplace on the south coast of England.

His campaign team highlighted that as chancellor, Sunak announced a record £205 million extraordinary investment in local pitches to build a new generation of sports pitches that can be used for longer days and all year round, so bad weather no longer stops play. .

It also gave £320 million to the school’s sports premium each year.

To make the most of the legacy opportunities from the euro, Sunak plans to create stricter guidelines for primary schools on how physical and sports bonuses should be spent, with an emphasis on high quality coaching.

It will also provide greater oversight and control to ensure the bonus is spent as planned, his campaign team said.

Sunak also pledged to order the UK’s school watchdog Ofsted to look at the provision of sport in every school inspection as part of their pupil development criteria.

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