News & Current Affairs

2027 Women's World Cup Joint Bid Submitted by the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

By Azeezat Okunlola | Dec 9, 2023

The football associations of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands announced on Friday that their respective countries had jointly bid to host the Women's World Cup in 2027 to the world football governing body Fifa.

The three nations will be vying with Brazil, Mexico, and the US to host the tournament, which was announced last month by the South American nation.

Deadline for member associations to submit bids to Fifa was Friday. Also, this month, South Africa withdrew their offer, citing the desire to submit a "well-prepared bid" for the 2031 edition as the reason.

According to a statement from the Dutch football association (KNVB), "extensive and detailed consultations between the three federations along with key stakeholders including central governments dates back to 2021."

"This has led to alignment around the belief that our three countries are well placed to stage a FIFA Women's World Cup 2027 of unparalleled quality and impact."

In February, FIFA will arrange for inspection trips to the nations that have submitted bids. The FIFA Congress will then choose the hosts in May.

In 2023, when Australia and New Zealand shared hosting rights, the event was won by Spain over England.

HIDDEN - to trigger update. rm later