America wants more. The United States and Mexico, already associated (with Canada) for the organisation of the World Cup in 2026, now also want to host its female counterpart in 2027. The federations of the two neighbouring countries have announced their joint bid, one month before the deadline, set by FIFA for 19 May 2023. “The United States has always been a world leader in women’s football and we would be honoured to host the first global women’s football event with Mexico,” suggested US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone in a statement. “Hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup provides us with an incredible opportunity to close out two historic years of World Cup football in the CONCACAF region, helping us to continue to grow the game within our confederation’s associations.” His Mexican counterpart, Yon de Luisa, was only slightly less optimistic: “We are delighted to be teaming up again with the US Soccer Federation to organise this World Cup in our region, which will undoubtedly be historic.” The US-Mexico bid will have to compete with another multi-country bid from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as South Africa and Brazil. The awarding of the Women’s World Cup in 2027 is expected to be decided at the FIFA Congress in May 2024.
— Published 20 April 2023