Four contenders are competing to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, FIFA showed on Monday, days after the joint United States-Mexico bid entered the race. Brazil, South Africa and the European undertaking teaming Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have been up to now introduced as supposed applicants seeking to win a vote scheduled for May subsequent 12 months.
All 4 initiatives come from international locations “with a strong football tradition,” FIFA secretary basic Fatma Samoura mentioned in a observation.
Germany, South Africa and Brazil hosted 3 directly editions of the lads’s World Cup from 2006 to 2014, and the 2026 males’s version might be performed in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The attainable hosts met a primary FIFA time limit ultimate week and should signal a bidding settlement by means of May 19. FIFA desires the professional bid plan paperwork by means of Dec. 8.
At least some of the 4 must be left off the professional poll paper.
FIFA up to now mentioned its 37-member ruling council chaired by means of President Gianni Infantino would pick out as much as 3 bids later within the marketing campaign to move at the poll for a vote by means of greater than 200 member federations.
The host might be selected on May 17 subsequent 12 months at the once a year FIFA Congress the place every member’s vote might be printed. The venue for that assembly has no longer but been introduced.
The member federations within the contest must attend the 2023 event in July and August, being co-hosted by means of Australia and New Zealand.
The 2027 event is prone to have 32 groups enjoying a complete of 64 video games, even though FIFA has no longer showed the event layout. The 2019 version in France and gained by means of the United States had 24 groups.
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