Hosting bids reduced to two as decision nears on next FIFA Women’s World Cup

The United States and Mexico have withdrawn their joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The US Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation say they will focus on a bid to host the 2031 tournament instead.

The withdrawal of their bid means FIFA have two options for the next Women’s World Cup:

  • A proposal from the Brazilian Football Confederation.
  • A joint bid from the Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association and the German Football Association.

FIFA are expected to announce the successful bidder on May 17, 2024.

US Soccer President Cindy Parlow said: “Hosting a World Cup tournament is a huge undertaking — and having additional time to prepare allows us to maximize its impact across the globe.

“I’m proud of our commitment to provide equitable experiences for the players, fans and all our stakeholders. Shifting our bid will enable us to host a record-breaking Women’s World Cup in 2031 that will help to grow and raise the level of the women’s game both here at home as well as across the globe.”

The United States will host a number of international tournaments over the next few years, including:

  • The revamped FIFA Club World Cup in 2025.
  • The FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2026, co-hosted with Mexico and Canada.
  • The 2028 Summer Olympics football tournaments to be held in Los Angeles.

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