ZURICH: All four bidders to stage the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027 have confirmed their interest by signing the formal bidding agreement.

The quartet are:

The Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association and the German Football Association (joint expression of interest);
The Brazilian Football Association;
The South African Football Association;
The U.S. Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Association (joint expression of interest).

A statement added:

FIFA will now dispatch the full set of bidding and hosting documents to the respective member associations and all of them will be invited to join a bid workshop and observer programme that will take place in August during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

The bidding member associations will be required to submit their bids to FIFA by 8 December 2023. Following the submission of all bids, FIFA will conduct a thorough evaluation process, including on-site inspection visits, before publishing its findings in a Bid Evaluation Report in May 2024.

The appointment of the host(s) is due to be made by the FIFA Congress via public voting on May 17, 2024.