FIFA vote awards 2027 Women’s World Cup to Brazil

Brazil has been voted on Friday, as hosts of the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

At least 211 member nations voted on the bid during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok.

They chose between Brazil and a joint bid from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands as hosts for the next edition of the tournament.

A joint bid between the United States and Mexico was withdrawn three weeks ago with the two countries deciding to focus on the 2031 tournament and calling for a “historic first” equal investment with the men’s tournament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

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

This was the first time Congress had voted on the hosts for a women’s tournament. Previously, hosts were decided based on voting from the FIFA Council.

Brazil was confirmed as the front-runner during FIFA’s evaluation report of the two bids. Brazil has never hosted a Women’s World Cup, but hosted the men’s tournament in 1950 and 2014.

Brazil was in the running to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but dropped out due to lingering difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan also withdrew its bid, leaving only Colombia and the joint submission from Australia and New Zealand, which ultimately won with 63% of the council vote.

It was recently announced that FIFA would also introduce the Club World Cup in January/February 2026 with 16 clubs taking part from various nations.

The dates for the World Cup 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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