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Brazil named 2027 Women’s World Cup hosts

They will become the first South American country to host a Women’s World Cup after the bid won the vote 119-78 at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.

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After defeating a joint bid from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany (BNG), Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

They will become the first South American country to host a Women’s World Cup after the bid won the vote 119-78 at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.

It was also the first time that the entire electorate voted.

“Congratulations to Brazil,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

“We will have the best World Cup in Brazil. Many thanks as well to the BNG bid, who have been fantastic.”

In a FIFA bid evaluation report, both bids met hosting criteria, but Brazil scored higher on technical aspects such as stadiums, accommodation, fan zones, and transport.

The United States and Mexico withdrew their joint bid in April, saying they would focus on bidding for the tournament in 2031, while South Africa did the same in November.

“We knew we would be celebrating a victory for South American women’s soccer and for women,” said President of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Ednaldo Rodrigues.

“You can be sure, with no vanity, we will accomplish the best World Cup for women.”

Valesca Araujo, the operational manager of Brazil’s bid team, added: “We are working on a transformation, not only for the country but for the continent.”

Brazil hosted the men’s World Cup in 1950 and 2014.

The 32-team format for the 10th Women’s World Cup will be the same as it was in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, where Spain won after defeating England in the final.

China, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Canada, and France have all previously hosted the competition.

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