Brazil to Host 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Brazil has been awarded the honor of hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™, marking the first time this event will take place in South America. Brazil won the hosting rights with 119 votes, outpacing the joint bid from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany, which garnered 78 votes.

“This is a win for women’s football in South America, and for women’s football everywhere which FIFA works every day to improve and strengthen,” said Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the Brazilian Football Association (CBF). He expressed confidence in Brazil’s ability to stage an extraordinary tournament, inviting the world to experience the country’s famed hospitality.

The 2027 tournament will build on the success of previous editions, including the record-breaking 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This event will further elevate the profile of women’s football, contributing to its growth and popularity worldwide.

For the first time, a FIFA Congress has voted on the hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, highlighting the growing significance of the women’s game. The Congress saw participation from all 211 FIFA Member Associations.

The Congress opened with a warm welcome from Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Suriya Juangroongruangkit, and an address by Nualphan Lamsam (Madame Pang), the first female president of an Asian member association. Their speeches set a tone of progress and inclusivity, resonating with the themes of the Congress.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino emphasized FIFA’s commitment to expanding football’s reach and providing more opportunities for competitive play worldwide. He announced new initiatives, including expanded youth tournaments and the proposal of an U-15 football festival to be open to teams from all member associations. “Our duty is to offer more opportunities everywhere in the world, the opportunity to play, dream, be involved and, sometimes, change life,” he stated, highlighting FIFA’s broader mission to foster human development through football. The Congress culminated with the announcement of a comprehensive anti-racism plan. This initiative, to be implemented across all member associations, is structured around five pillars: rules and sanctions, action on the pitch, criminal charges, education, and players’ voices. A poignant video featuring high-profile players making the cross-arm gesture—proposed as a universal signal against racism during games—was shown, emphasizing the global fight against racism in f

Infantino revealed that the anti-racism strategy had been developed in consultation with players worldwide, ensuring that it is informed by their experiences and insights. “Our duty is to offer more opportunities everywhere in the world, the opportunity to play, dream, be involved and, sometimes, change life,” he concluded, reinforcing FIFA’s commitment to both the sport and its broader social impact.

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