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“Victory for South America: Brazil to Host 2027 Women’s World Cup”

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  • The 10th edition of the Women’s World Cup will maintain the 32-team format introduced in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, where Spain clinched the title by defeating England in the final.
  • The joint bid from the United States and Mexico was withdrawn in April, with a decision to focus on bidding for the 2031 tournament, while South Africa followed suit in November.

Brazil emerged victorious in the bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, triumphing over a collective proposal from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany (BNG). In a historic decision, Brazil secured the hosting rights through an open vote, with 119 member associations favoring Brazil over 78 for BNG during Fifa’s congress in Bangkok.

This marks the inaugural occasion of a South American nation hosting the Women’s World Cup. Fifa President Gianni Infantino extended congratulations to Brazil, expressing confidence in the prospect of an exceptional tournament. Gratitude was also extended to the BNG bid for their commendable efforts.

While both bids met the essential hosting criteria, Brazil excelled in technical aspects, encompassing stadium infrastructure, accommodation, fan engagement zones, and transportation, as outlined in Fifa’s evaluation report.

The joint bid from the United States and Mexico was withdrawn in April, with a decision to focus on bidding for the 2031 tournament, while South Africa followed suit in November.

Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation, emphasized the significance of this victory for South American women’s soccer and for women in general, promising an outstanding World Cup experience without hubris.

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Valesca Araujo, operational manager of Brazil’s bid team, highlighted their dedication to not only transforming the hosting country but also the entire continent.

Brazil, renowned for hosting the men’s World Cup in 1950 and 2014, will now welcome the world for the Women’s World Cup.

The 10th edition of the Women’s World Cup will maintain the 32-team format introduced in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, where Spain clinched the title by defeating England in the final. Prior hosts of the tournament include China, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Canada, and France.

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