US and Mexico have Withdrawn their Joint Candidature to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027

The US Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation have decided not to proceed with their joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as announced by the two organisations on Monday.

The federations have announced their decision to shift their focus towards a bid for the 2031 edition of the tournament. They are advocating for equal investment in the women’s tournament, aiming to eliminate any disparities and fully capitalise on its commercial potential.

After Monday’s withdrawal, there are now only two bids left in the race to host the 2027 tournament. One comes from the Brazilian Football Confederation, while the other is a joint bid from the Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association, and the German Football Association.

The winning 2027 bid will be announced at the 74th FIFA Congress in May.

According to a statement by US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone, hosting a World Cup tournament is a significant task, and having more time to prepare will help us make the most of its global impact.

It is commendable that we prioritise fairness and inclusivity for everyone involved, including players, fans, and all those who have a stake in our endeavours. By shifting our bid, we have the opportunity to host a Women’s World Cup in 2031 that will make history. This event will not only elevate the women’s game domestically, but also have a global impact.

There will continue to be a packed schedule of international football events taking place in the United States in the coming years.

Get ready for some exciting events in the coming years! The inaugural FIFA Club World Cup is set to take place in the country in 2025. And in 2026, North America will have the honour of hosting the FIFA Men’s World Cup, with the United States, Mexico, and Canada as co-hosts. As if that’s not enough, in 2028, the summer Olympics will be held in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Mark your calendars for these incredible sporting spectacles!

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The president of the Mexican Football Federation, Ivar Sisniega, expressed confidence in their ability to host a successful World Cup. Drawing from their experience co-hosting the men’s World Cup in 2026, they aim to provide top-notch infrastructure and a passionate fan base. Their goal is to create an environment where all participating teams feel welcome and contribute to the growth of women’s football.

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