Brazil to Host 2027 Women's World Cup

  • 17 May 2024

On 17th May, 2024, Brazil was chosen to host the 2027 Women's World Cup, triumphing over a joint Belgium-Netherlands-Germany bid during a FIFA congress marked by debate about the Gaza conflict.

  • The tournament will be held in South America for the first time, following the success of the 2023 edition in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Brazil's bid includes 10 stadiums from the 2014 men's World Cup, with Rio de Janeiro's Maracana set for the opening match and final.
  • FIFA's evaluation noted the positive impact on women's football in South America.
  • The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) faces internal turmoil, but the bid still prevailed.
  • The 2023 Women's World Cup saw record attendance and competitive balance, proving the success of expanding to 32 teams.
  • The congress also debated a Palestinian FA proposal to suspend Israel from FIFA, with a decision expected by July 20.