Several member countries have signed bidding contracts to express their interest in hosting the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, according to the sports governing body. The tender contract ensures adherence to the key principles of the process. Out of the four potential venues being bid for, the United States and Mexico have submitted a joint bid.
The countries interested in hosting the event include Royal Belgium Football, Royal Dutch Football Association, German Football Association (UEFA joint bid), Brazilian Football Association, South African Football Association, United States Soccer Federation, and Mexican Football Association (Concacaf joint bid). Each of these companies has now signed a bidding agreement and will participate in a bidding workshop and observer program.
The bidding workshop is scheduled for August during the fair of the 2023 World Cup. The bidders must submit their proposals to FIFA before December 8th. The 2027 bidding process is expected to be the most thorough and robust in the history of the Games. The Host Country will have to undergo a site visit and evaluation protocol to ensure compliance with FIFA’s Tender Rules, which include Objectivity, Transparency, Honesty, Commitment to Human Rights, and Event Management.
The selection of the Host Country is scheduled within a year from now, and the FIFA Congress will vote on the next host city on May 17th, 2024. With the interested host nations having signed formal FIFA bid agreements, member nations will meet the host conditions before participating in the bid workshop and observer program in August. Time is pressing, with only three years for the women’s tournament and eight years for the men’s World Cup to prepare for.