—- After the 2026 men’s World Cup, the United States and Mexico are aiming for the women’s tournament in 2031 after scrapping a bid 2027.

In a press release shared by US Soccer on X , the body explains “building on the lessons and success (that will be) the 2026 (men’s) World Cup ” in terms of national and local influence, as well as in the establishment of partnerships to make the 2031 women’s tournament the first in history to have financial resources equivalent to those of a men’s tournament.

This decision is being portrayed as progressive thinking.

US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone said: “I am proud of our commitment to providing equitable experiences for players, fans and all stakeholders.

“Moving our bid will allow us to host a record-breaking Women’s World Cup in 2031, which will contribute to the growth and raising the standard of women’s football here and around the world.”

The 2027 Women’s World Cup host will be chosen at FIFA Congress on May 17.

After the withdrawals of South Africa, Mexico and the United States, two candidates remain in the running: Brazil facing the trio Belgium-Germany-Netherlands.