Brazil to Host 2027 Women’s World Cup After FIFA Congress Vote

Brazil Women’s World Cup 2027

Brazil has been selected to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, becoming the first South American nation to stage the event. Brazil triumphed over a joint bid from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, winning 119 votes to 78 at the annual FIFA Congress on Friday.

The decision was influenced by FIFA’s technical evaluation, which praised Brazil’s commercial plan and stadiums originally built for the 2014 Men’s World Cup. Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, expressed confidence in delivering an outstanding tournament for women’s soccer in South America.

“We knew we would be celebrating a victory for South American women’s soccer and for women,” Rodrigues said. “You can be sure, with no vanity, we will accomplish the best World Cup for women.”

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The bidding narrowed to two candidates after the United States and Mexico withdrew to focus on the 2031 tournament. Brazil scored 4.0 out of 5 in FIFA’s evaluation, while the European bid scored 3.7, noted for its compactness and commercial viability but limited by smaller stadium capacities.

Rodrigues emphasized that Brazil’s win was due to meeting FIFA’s requirements rather than lobbying. Valesca Araujo, the bid’s operational manager, highlighted the goal of transforming and boosting women’s football in South America.

Additionally, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addressed racism in football, advocating for strict measures, including match forfeiture, and a global standard for reporting abuse. He also dismissed debates about the number of matches played globally, emphasizing FIFA’s role in providing crucial resources for football development.

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