— Published 6 November 2023

Brazil joins the race for the Women’s World Cup in 2027

It’s official: Brazil wants to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027. Andre Fufuca, the Minister of Sport, announced it on his X account (formerly Twitter): a letter of intent was handed to Gianni Infantino, the President of FIFA, during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for the final of the Copa Libertadores. “I have submitted the file to FIFA and the Brazilian Football Confederation on behalf of President Lula,” posted Andre Fufuca. The race to host the next edition of the Women’s World Cup is shaping up to be a very close one, with four projects on the starting line: a joint bid by Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a pairing formed by the United States and Mexico, plus South Africa and Brazil. The host country or countries will be decided by a vote at the FIFA Congress on 17 May 2024.