Belgium is the latest entrant to throw their hat in the ring after FIFA announced the competition was expanding to 32 teams.

While Belgium has a relatively minor place within the women's game, they are a heavyweight in both the men's version, and international football politics in general.

While Belgium remain unlikely due to their proximity to 2019 hosts France, the 2023 bidders are already spread across five continents, with countries from Bolivia to North Korea all in the running.

On a purely world ranking basis, Australia is first among the confirmed bidders, with the Matildas ranked eighth in the world, one spot above North Korea, two above Brazil and three above Japan.

BIDDERS SO FAR

路聽 Argentinian Football Association

路聽 Football Federation Australia

路聽 Bolivian Football Association

路聽 Brazilian Football Association

路聽 Colombian Football Association

路聽 Japan Football Association

路聽 Korea Football Association (expressing interest in a joint bid with DPR Korea Football Association)

路聽 New Zealand Football

路聽 South African Football Association