The Brazilian ministry has announced plans to launch a bid for the country to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Working alongside the Brazilian Football Confederation, the ministry has revealed that two of its major cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, have noted interest in hosting women’s world cup matches, having done so when Brazil hosted the men’s world cup in 2014.
Brazil and other bidding nations will first have to place a formal expression of interest to FIFA and then submit a full bid document into why the country should host the tournament. The winning bid nation will be announced in 2024.
“We are talking to the Brazilian soccer confederation and (potential) host cities,” said Ana Moser, Brazilian Sports Minister.
“We are starting to deal with this now. We have until March to show our interest and until May to work on it.”
Alongside Brazil in expressing their interest in hosting the women’s world cup, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are expected to launch a joint-bid, as well as South Africa with the US also considering a bid for either the 2027 or 2031 editions.
The four-time and reigning world champions US will look to retain their title in this year’s women’s world cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand, set to take place July – August.