Brazil has been confirmed to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

On Friday, 211 member states voted on the offer during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok to choose between Brazil and a joint bid from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to host the next edition of the tournament.

The joint US-Mexico bid was withdrawn three weeks ago, with the two countries deciding to focus on the 2031 tournament and calling for equal investment in a “historic first” with the men’s tournament being hosted in the two countries in 2026.

South Africa also withdrew its bid in November 2023, citing its determination to prepare a more comprehensive bid for the 2031 World Cup.

This was the first time that Congress had voted on the host country for a women’s tournament. Previously, the hosts were determined based on a vote from the FIFA Council.

Brazil were confirmed as the front-runner during FIFA’s evaluation report for both bids. Brazil has never hosted a women’s World Cup, but it hosted the men’s tournament in 1950 and 2014.

Brazil was vying to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but withdrew due to ongoing difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan also withdrew its offer, leaving only Colombia and the joint application from Australia and New Zealand, which ultimately won 63% of the Council vote.

It was recently announced that FIFA will also introduce the Club World Cup in January/February 2026 with 16 clubs from different countries participating.

The dates for the World Cup finals have not yet been fully confirmed. However, FIFA has allocated a space between May 25 and 31 and July 2027 to hold the tournament.


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