Friday 02 June 2023 - 8:20:04 am

FIFA starts bidding process for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027

ZÜRICH, 24th March, 2023 (WAM) – FIFA launched the most robust and comprehensive bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup today, with the Congress expected to appoint, for the first time ever, the host(s) of the 2027 edition on 17th May 2024.

“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 will build on the legacy of the record-breaking edition that Australia and New Zealand are due to organise in a few months. In line with FIFA’s commitment to women’s football, this bidding process sets new standards and puts us on track to host an outstanding event in 2027 on and off the pitch,” said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

The process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 maintains all key elements from the successful FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bidding process, such as the publication of key content and documentation, the inclusion of robust rules of conduct and the implementation of a comprehensive evaluation model.

In addition, the 2027 process has been further enhanced to include the following new elements:

The FIFA Council will select up to three bids, with the FIFA Congress then voting to appoint the host(s) through an open vote.

FIFA will establish a Bid Evaluation Task Force to evaluate all bids submitted for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027. The composition of the Bid Evaluation Task Force will be approved by the FIFA Council following confirmation of the bidding member associations.

Member associations will have until 21st April 2023 to submit their expressions of interest to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027.

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