The football federations of the United States and Mexico announced plans to bid for the co-hosting of the 2027 Women’s World Cup. This announcement came a month before the May 19 deadline set by FIFA for hopeful host nations to formally submit their bids.
The United States has hosted the Women’s World Cup twice before, while Mexico has never held the tournament. If successful, the tournament would take place one year after the 2026 men’s World Cup in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
US Soccer President, Cindy Parlow Cone, said that “the United States has always been a global leader for the women’s game and we would be honored to co-host the world’s premier event for women’s soccer along with Mexico”.
The Mexican Football Federation president, Yon de Luisa, added that staging the tournament would be a catalyst for women’s football in Mexico.
The host for the 2027 World Cup is expected to be decided at the FIFA Congress in May 2024. The US-Mexico bid will face competition from a joint bid by Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as bids from South Africa and Brazil. This announcement came ahead of this year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.