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Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany want to bid for 2027 Womens WC Image: Merkur Spiel-Arena

Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have announced a joint bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, becoming the first applicants to formally do so.

The 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is scheduled to be the 10th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the quadrennial international women’s association football championship contested by the national teams of the member-associations of FIFA.
 

What Happened?

‘GOAL’ stated that the Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association and the German Football Association have been preparing this bid since 2020 and announced it on March 24th, a day after FIFA’s process to apply had opened.

The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) is the governing body of football in Belgium. It was a founding member of FIFA in 1904 and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1954 and was based in Brussels, not far from the 50,093-capacity King Baudouin Stadium. Since October 2021, the headquarters of the RBFA are located in Tubize, next to its technical center.

Zeist (Netherlands)-based the Royal Dutch Football Association is the governing body of football in the Netherlands. It organizes the main Dutch football leagues, the amateur leagues, the KNVB Cup, and the Dutch men’s and women’s national teams.

The German Football Association is the governing body of football, futsal and beach soccer in Germany. A founding member of FIFA and UEFA, the DFB has jurisdiction for the German football league system and is in charge of the men’s and women’s national teams. The DFB headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
 

The Bigger Picture

‘GOAL’ further stated that several other nations have previously expressed interest in hosting the 2027 tournament – Chile, Italy and Mexico among them. The former U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro said in 2017 that the United States “can and should” host the World Cup, with reports last Summer suggesting that this is still a desire from the federation.

There has been interest from the Nordic countries, too – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – which were also bidding to host the 2025 Women’s EUROS.

The 2025 UEFA Women’s Championship will be the 14th edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organized by the UEFA for the women’s national teams of Europe. The tournament will be played in Switzerland in mid-2025.

The 2025 UEFA Women’s Championship will be the 14th edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organized by UEFA for the women’s national teams of Europe. The tournament will be played in Switzerland in mid-2025. It will be the third edition since it was expanded to 16 teams. The tournament will return to its usual four-year cycle after the previous tournament was delayed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Switzerland was selected as hosts of the tournament on April 4th, 2023 at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting held in Lisbon, Portugal.
 

What Next?

With FIFA’s bidding process now open, countries can now formalize interest in hosting the tournament with an application to do so. The deadline to express interest is April 21st, 2023, and the host is expected to be announced on May 17th, 2024.

Zürich (Switzerland)-based the Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) is the international governing body of association football, beach soccer and futsal. It was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Nyon (Switzerland)-based the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is one of six continental bodies of governance in association football. It governs football, futsal and beach football in Europe and the transcontinental countries of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan, as well as some Asian countries such as Israel, Cyprus and Armenia. The UEFA consists of 55 national association members. Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIFA and UEFA suspended all Russian national teams and clubs from any FIFA and UEFA competitions.

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