Brazil to host next FIFA Women's World Cup

Brazil to host next FIFA Women's World Cup

Brazil has been announced as the host of the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup, marking it as the first South American country to host the tournament. The decision was made at the FIFA Congress, where Brazil won over the joint bid of Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany.


The 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup will be hosted by Brazil. 

The announcement was made at the FIFA Congress on May 17, beating the joint bid of Belgium, Netherlands and Germany to become the first South American country to hold the tournament. 

The Brazil bid received the backing of 119 member associations of the FIFA Congress to host the 10th edition of the competition, compared to 78 votes for the European bid.

"We knew we would be celebrating a victory for South American women's soccer and for women," said president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Ednaldo Rodrigues, further adding, "You can be sure, with no vanity, we will accomplish the best World Cup for women." 

Brazil was given a slight edge in the run up to Friday's vote after a FIFA technical evaluation released last week gave it a score of four out of five, verses 3.7 for the Belgium-Netherlands-Germany (BNG) bid. 

The race was whittled down to two last month after the United States and Mexico withdrew their joint bid to pursue the 2031 tournament instead.

The FIFA assessment scored each bid on criteria ranging from commercial viability, team facilities and accommodation, to broadcast sites, stadiums and fan festival venues. It said Brazil's 10 stadiums were purpose-built and configured for major tournaments having hosted the 2014 men's World Cup and the bid had a strong commercial position and government commitment.

It highlighted the compact nature and support behind the Belgium-Netherlands-Germany bid, solid commercial viability, good infrastructure and short distances between venues, but also noted the smaller capacities of its 13 stadiums. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the Brazil tournament would be "the best Women's World Cup ever".

Edited By: Avantika
Published On: May 17, 2024