October 19 – Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have unveiled plans for a joint bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027.
A statement released by the three countries’ football associations said they had already expressed their intention to FIFA and that they would put together a formal agreement by the end of the year.
“Women’s football is traditionally known for its strong sense of community, in which all those involved have an eye for the bigger picture, which is namely developing the sport further, both on and off the field,” the statement said.
“The fact that we are tackling this project together as three football competitors, and also good neighbours, ties in very well with this philosophy. Women’s football in our countries is indeed in differing phases of development, but we share the aspiration to give the sport a boost nationally and globally by organising this World Cup.”
The last Women’s World Cup in 2019 was hosted by France and the 2023 tournament will take place in Australia and New Zealand.
It appears the Germans were approached by the Dutch to join it and Belgium in a three-way bid for 2027.
“We are following the wish of our Dutch colleagues with great pleasure and will enter this project with full strength and out of full conviction,” DFB President Fritz Keller said.
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