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Brazil to host 2027 Women´s World Cup

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 17 May 2024

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Brazil have seen off competition from a joint bid by Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to earn the right to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

The United States and Mexico were thought to be favourites to host the next edition of FIFA’s showpiece women’s football tournament, but they withdrew their bid in April.

They signalled their intention to focus on a bid for the 2031 tournament, while a South African bid for the 2027 event was also withdrawn last November.

That left Brazil and the joint European bid as the only contenders, and on Friday, it was confirmed the 2027 tournament will be the first to be held in South America.

“Congratulations to Brazil,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

“We will have the best World Cup in Brazil. Many thanks as well to the BNG bid, who have been fantastic.”

The decision was made at FIFA’s annual congress in Bangkok, becoming the first Women’s World Cup to be awarded via an open vote of member nations.

Brazil – the host nation for two men’s World Cups in 1950 and 2014 – garnered 119 votes to their rivals’ 78.

Brazil had launched a bid to hold the 2023 tournament, only to withdraw it due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Australia and New Zealand ultimately co-hosted, with Spain beating England in the final for their first world crown.

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