FIFA have received expressions of interest from seven nations looking to host or co-host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
FIFA have confirmed they have received four expressions of interest from the following national football bodies:
- Belgium, Netherlands and Germany (joint interest as potential co-hosts).
- South Africa.
- United States and Mexico (joint interest as potential co-hosts)
FIFA says a decision will be made at its annual congress to be held on May 17, 2024.
The expressions of interest represent four confederations (CAF, Concacaf, CONMEBOL and UEFA) and the remaining two (AFC’s Australia and OFC’s New Zealand) are co-hosting the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This level of participation confirms the global appeal of the competition, FIFA says in a statement.
FIFA will now send the Bidding Agreement — a document necessary to ensure the key principles of the bidding process are observed — to the interested member associations, which will have till May 19, 2023, to return it and confirm their involvement.
“We are thrilled by the expressions of interest received, not least because they come from member associations with a strong football tradition representing four confederations, thus confirming the consistent popularity of women’s football across the world,” FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said.
“All member associations can rely on the most robust and comprehensive bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”