The prospect of the USA internet hosting World Cups in back-to-back summers might grow to be actuality after the US and Mexico declared their intention to submit a bid to collectively host the ladies’s event in 2027.
It might observe 2026’s males’s World Cup, which is being co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico, and it will be the third time that the US has staged the ladies’s occasion, after internet hosting the event in 1999 and 2003.
The 2027 occasion can be the second Ladies’s World Cup to incorporate 32 groups, following this summer season’s upcoming event in Australia and New Zealand. Simply 24 groups took half in the newest event in France in 2019.
“America has at all times been a world chief for the ladies’s recreation, and we’d be honoured to co-host the world’s premier occasion for girls’s soccer together with Mexico,” Cindy Parlow Cone, the US Soccer president and former US worldwide, mentioned in a press release, as pleasure grows amongst US followers about the potential of internet hosting an occasion that will be watched by greater than two billion viewers globally. However how robust are the US and Mexico’s possibilities?
Who else is within the working?
The primary bid to formally declare an curiosity was a joint submission by three European nations: Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Brazil, the nation with probably the most males’s World Cup triumphs – 5 – have additionally declared that they are going to be bidding, and their bid has been publicly endorsed by Lula, the president of Brazil.
South Africa, the place the 2010 males’s event was hosted, are additionally formally within the working, hoping to see the continent of Africa stage the ladies’s occasion for the primary time.
There has additionally reportedly been curiosity from Chile, Italy and a possible joint Scandinavian bid from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – who missed out on Ladies’s Euro 2025 this month – along with Iceland, however as of April 20, they’re all but to formally announce their curiosity.