FIFA confirms four bidders for 2027 Women’s World Cup hosting

April 25 – Four contenders are competing to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, days after the joint United States-Mexico entered the race.

Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have submitted a joint expression of interest as have Brazil and South Africa, with the vote scheduled for May next year.

All four projects come from countries “with a strong football tradition”, FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura in a statement.

Germany, South Africa and Brazil hosted three straight editions of the men’s World Cup from 2006 to 2014, and the 2026 men’s edition will be played in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

The potential hosts met a first FIFA deadline last week and must sign a bidding agreement by May 19. FIFA wants the official bid plan documents by December 8.

The host will then be picked on May 17 next year at the annual FIFA Congress.

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