Brazil win vote to host 2027 Women's World Cup

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Brazil will host the next Women's World Cup in 2027.
Brazil will host the next Women's World Cup in 2027. Credit: Sports Press Photo/Sipa USA

Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup after a vote of FIFA’s 211 members chose the South American bid over a joint bid from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

The FIFA Congress on Friday in Bangkok, Thailand selected from a reduced field of two candidates to host the 2027 tournament after a joint bid by the United States and Mexico was pulled late last month, and South Africa withdrew its candidacy in November.

It was the first time that all 211 of FIFA’s members associations had the opportunity to weigh in on the host of the women’s tournament. Previously, it was decided by the FIFA Council, the governing body’s decision-making committee.

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Brazil was favoured to win the contest, particularly after ranking higher in a FIFA evaluation report last week.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: “Congratulations to Brazil. We will have the best World Cup in Brazil. Many thanks as well to the BNG bid, who have been fantastic.”

The decision arguably strengthens the prospects of a United Kingdom World Cup bid at some stage in the 2030s.

England finished runners-up at the last finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, losing 1-0 to Spain in the decider.

With PA.

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