Brazil appointed host of 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Brazil has been confirmed as hosts of the 2027 FIFA Women’s World cup after beating a joint bid by Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Brazil, which previously hosted the men’s world cup in 1950 and 2014, became the first nation to be handed the rights by an open vote, after the 211 member associations voted 119 to 78 in favour during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok on Friday.

It will be the first time a women’s world cup has been hosted by a South American country.

Both bids met hosting criteria, but Brazil scored higher on technical aspects covering areas such as stadiums, accommodation, fan zones and transport.

“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 10th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will follow the 32-team format used in 2023 in Australia and New Wealand, where Spain were crowned champions and where Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz created history by advancing to the round of 16.

The dates are yet to be completely confirmed, however, FIFA has allotted space between May 25-31 and July 2027 for the tournament to take place.


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