Brazil to Host 2027 Women’s World Cup

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Brazil Selected as Host for 2027 Women’s World Cup

In a historic decision, Brazil has been chosen to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This announcement came after a vote by 211 member nations during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok. The decision was between Brazil and a joint bid from Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands to host the prestigious tournament.

The joint bid from the United States and Mexico was withdrawn three weeks prior to the vote, as the two countries decided to focus on the 2031 tournament. They advocated for equal investment in both the men’s and women’s tournaments, with the men’s event set to be held across both countries in 2026. South Africa also pulled out its bid in November 2023, aiming to submit a more comprehensive bid for the 2031 World Cup.

This marked the first time that the hosts for a women’s tournament were decided by a vote in the Congress, rather than the FIFA Council. Brazil emerged as the clear favorite according to FIFA’s evaluation report on the two bids. While Brazil has previously hosted the men’s World Cup in 1950 and 2014, this will be their first time hosting the Women’s World Cup.

Brazil was previously in contention to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup but ultimately withdrew due to challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. With Japan also pulling out, the bid came down to Colombia and the joint bid from Australia and New Zealand, which ultimately won with a 63% majority vote from the council.

FIFA has also announced plans to introduce a new Club World Cup in January/February 2026, featuring 16 clubs from around the world. While the exact dates for the 2027 Women’s World Cup are yet to be finalized, FIFA has earmarked a window between May 25-31 and July for the tournament to take place.

Conclusion

The selection of Brazil as the host for the 2027 Women’s World Cup marks a significant milestone in the history of women’s football. With growing interest and investment in women’s sports, this decision reflects FIFA’s commitment to promoting gender equality and advancing the global reach of the game. As preparations begin for the tournament, all eyes will be on Brazil as they gear up to showcase the world’s best female footballing talent on the grandest stage of all.

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