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Sports - Football Updated: May 08, 2024

FIFA set to decide 2027 Women's Wold Cup hosts by votes 

By Izuchukwu Okosi
May 08, 2024
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The hosts of the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup will be decided by a vote to decide whether Brazil or Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (BNG) get the rights.

The bids have met all criteria albeit Brazil's bid edges it on technical aspects covering areas such as stadiums, accommodation, fan zones and transport.

If Brazil's bid is successful, it will be the first time the tournament has been held in South America.

All FIFA’s 211 member associations will vote for their preferred host at the 74th Fifa Congress in Bangkok on 17 May.

A bid evaluation report by the world football governing body showed Brazil's bid scored 4.0 out of five in a technical evaluation, while the BNG joint bid scored 3.7.

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The report said: "It is worth noting that, if the bid were successful, South America would be hosting the competition for the first time, which could have a tremendous impact on women’s football in the region."

However, the report highlighted the BNG bid's "compact tournament footprint" with "short distances between the proposed venues", while Brazil would require air travel between host cities "which is carbon intensive".

Last week, the United States and Mexico withdrew their joint bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup and said they would focus on bidding for the tournament in 2031, while South Africa did the same in November.

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Izuchukwu Okosi

Izuchukwu Okosi is a seasoned sports journalist with over two decades of experience in the industry....

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