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The German Football Association is applying to host the 2027 World Cup, a competition that includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil.

The German Football Association is applying to host the 2027 World Cup, a competition that includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil.

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FIFA confirms Germany’s bid, along with the Netherlands and Belgium, to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027. But there are also two contenders.

Update from December 9, 12:49 p.m.: Zurich – The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has officially confirmed receipt of three applications to host the 2027 Women’s Football World Cup. In addition to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, Mexico, the United States, and Brazil want to host the tournament within four years. FIFA announced this on Saturday, one day after the application deadline.

The German Football Association announced on Friday that the documents had been submitted on time. The goal is to increase revenues by 50 percent compared to the 2023 World Cup. The last World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand in the summer. It achieved record revenues there of 570 million US dollars (about 527 million euros).

The decision on the award will be made on May 17, 2024 at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok, and the evaluation process will begin in the global federation at the beginning of next year. The German Football Association, which hosted the Women’s World Cup in 2011, is in the race with the four cities of Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne. Belgium wants to host World Cup matches in Anderlecht (Brussels), Charleroi, Genk and Ghent, and the Netherlands in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Heerenveen, Enschede and Rotterdam. FIFA makes the final selection of the ten stadiums. The World Cup groups will be drawn in Brussels.

Germany is bidding to co-host the 2027 Women’s World Cup. © IMAGO/Marc Schueler

The trio around Germany bid for the 2027 Women’s World Cup

First report from October 25: FRANKFURT – Two major sporting events await Germany next year. First, the Federal Republic will host the European Handball Championship at the beginning of the year, before the European Football Championship will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14. But this is not enough. The German Football Association has already announced its next nomination for a major event.

president: Bernd Neuendorf
Establishment: January 28, 1900
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Germany is applying to host the 2027 World Cup, along with Belgium and the Netherlands

If the world’s largest federation succeeds in achieving its goal, the 2027 Women’s World Cup will also be held in Germany. However, the World Cup will be held not only in the Federal Republic, but also in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The three football federations officially submitted their joint bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday. Under the slogan “BNG2027”, which means “Breaking New Horizons” as well as “Belgium, Netherlands and Germany”, the federations want to beat the competition in the award next year, as announced by the German Football Association.

Germany’s World Cup matches are planned exclusively for North Rhine-Westphalia

Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who visited the women of the German Football Association in Frankfurt on Tuesday, showed that he is supportive of this idea. “It would be big for us if the World Cup was held here as well,” the Social Democratic Party politician said during his visit. The matches are scheduled to be played in a compact region, which is why only Germany is represented at the North Rhine-Westphalia sites. Dortmund, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen are scheduled to be – These are exactly the same venues where North Rhine-Westphalia will also participate in the Men’s European Championship in 2024..

“We are confident that we will provide the participating teams and fans from all over the world with a tournament of unparalleled quality,” the federation’s three presidents Bernd Neuendorf, Pascal van Dam (Belgium) and Joost Spee (Netherlands) said in a joint statement on Wednesday. “Unique experiences and exciting matches at the highest international level.” Women’s football “is going through a historic stage in its development.”

Brazil, South Africa, the United States and Mexico as rivals to Germany

The decision is expected to be made on May 17, 2024 at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok. Application documents must be submitted to the World Assembly by December 8 of this year.

Brazil, South Africa and the duo of the United States of America and Mexico, which will host the men’s World Cup in 2026 with Canada, are considered competitors for the German-Dutch-Belgian bid. (EPA/CC)

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