Brazil lands FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027


Brazil to host women’s world cup in 2027 Image: FIFA

Brazil has been picked to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 which will be the tenth edition of the prestigious event.

The Athletic said Brazil beat a joint bid by Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (BNG) to host the tournament.

They became the first nation to be handed the rights by an open vote, with member associations voting 119 to 78 in favour of Brazil at FIFA’s congress in Bangkok.

The tournament will provide a significant opportunity for FIFA to continue to build on the momentum generated by previous editions, including the globally applauded, record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 held in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand last year.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 will be an historic event, marking the tenth iteration of a tournament that has gone from strength to strength since it kicked off in China PR in 1991.

Since the opening tournament, Sweden, the USA, Germany, Canada, France, and Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand (co-hosts) have all hosted at least one edition.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “Congratulations to Brazil. We will have the best World Cup in Brazil. Many thanks as well to the BNG bid, who have been fantastic.”

Both bids met hosting criteria, but Brazil scored higher on technical aspects covering areas such as stadiums, accommodation, fan zones and transport in a FIFA bid evaluation report.

The United States and Mexico withdrew their joint bid in April, saying they would focus on bidding for the tournament in 2031, while South Africa did the same in November.

2023 saw the tournament expand from 24 to 32 teams, proving to be one of the most competitive FIFA Women’s World Cups, highlighted by seven nations achieving their first ever win, a record-breaking three teams from Africa qualifying for the Round of 16, and teams from all six confederations recording a win for the first time.

With so many Member Associations across the globe inspired from the 2023 tournament, FIFA expects the largest ever field to participate in 2027 qualifying, while more debutants, emerging women’s football nations, players, and coaches, are expected to make their mark at the tournament.

The process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 maintained all key elements from the successful FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bidding process, such as the publication of key content and documentation, the inclusion of robust rules of conduct and the implementation of a comprehensive evaluation model.

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