Conmebol boss Dominguez ‘appeals’ for votes for Brazil 2027 WWC hosting

April 12 – Conmebol and its president Alejandro Dominguez have appealed to FIFA to stage the 2027 Women’s World Cup for the first time in South America, Brazil being the region’s representative in the bidding race.

At the 78th Conmebol Congress and with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in attendance, the South American football supremo said: “I have to make this appeal: the 2027 Women’s World Cup must be played for the first time in history in South America.

“Women’s football, for us, is a tremendous challenge. Because of the men, who win everything, we now need to accelerate the development of women’s football, which is growing and has no ceiling.”

Brazil faces competition from two rival bids – the United States and Mexico in North America and the triumvirate of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in Europe.

The Brazilians believe they have a good chance of landing the hosting rights because of their existing infrastructure, a legacy of the 2014 World Cup, and the notion that the Women’s World Cup has never been hosted in the region.

The United States hosted the tournament in 1999 and 2003 while Germany staged the global finals in 2011. The other bids belong to core markets and will perhaps drive more revenue on the back of the successful 2023 finals co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Last February, FIFA sent a delegation to inspect the bidding nations. On May 17, FIFA will decide the 2027 hosts at the Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. For the first time, the 211 member associations will cast their votes to award the tournament.

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