Brazil picked by FIFA to get soccer’s 2027 Women’s World Cup, a first for South America

BANGKOK (AP) — Brazil will host the 2027 Ladies’s World Cup after a vote of FIFA’s full membership selected the South American bid over a joint proposal from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

The FIFA Congress on Friday voted 119-78 for Brazil within the diminished subject of two candidates to host the 2027 event after a joint bid by the USA and Mexico was pulled late final month, and South Africa withdrew its candidacy in November.

Will probably be the primary time the worldwide girls’s event, first performed in 1991, is staged in South America .

Brazil was strongly favored to win since October when FIFA brokered offers for the boys’s World Cups of 2030 and 2034. It left South American neighbors Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay getting only one sport every of the 104 within the 2030 event that can be largely co-hosted by Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

A key level for FIFA was clearing the way in which for its shut ally Saudi Arabia to get the 2034 World Cup uncontested in a fast-track course of. South American soccer physique CONMEBOL’s settlement to take a small a part of the 2030 event eliminated it from the following bidding.

The US-Mexico resolution to decide out and give attention to bidding for the 2031 World Cup — that call is due subsequent yr — was one other indicator of Brazil’s anticipated win.

The Brazilian bid group hugged and celebrated on the rostrum after the end result was introduced, and described it as a victory for ladies’s soccer, for his or her nation and for South America.

“We’re a South American nation that achieved the victory for ladies’s soccer,” Brazil’s soccer federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues mentioned earlier than reflecting on current flooding that has devastated components of the nation. “After the issues that affect all Brazilians — a disaster because of the local weather change — our achievement in the present day, the primary Ladies’s World Cup in South America, will assist strengthen us.”

It was the primary time that each one of FIFA’s member associations had the chance to weigh in on the host of the ladies’s event. Beforehand, it was determined by the FIFA Council, the governing physique’s decision-making committee.

There have been 207 of the 211 members eligible to vote within the digital poll which gave three choices: Brazil, BNG or abstain.

Brazil was much more favored to win the competition, notably after rating greater in an analysis report by a FIFA-appointed pane, FIFA mentioned FRiday.l final week.

The subsequent World Cup votes, to endorse the 2030 and 2034 hosts, can be on Dec. 11 in a web based congress held remotely.


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