Netherlands, Belgium and Germany launch 2027 World Cup bid: ‘FIFA, you’ve got mail’
The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany have officially notified world soccer federation FIFA of their desire to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
The KNVB said back in 2018 that its ambition was to secure the 2027 Women’s World Cup. When the field of participants was subsequently expanded from 24 to 32 countries, the KNVB enlisted the help of the Belgian and German federations in 2020.
To reinforce the launch of the World Cup bid, the three countries posted a message on Twitter saying, “FIFA, you’ve got mail.”
Countries can apply to FIFA to host the World Cup until April 21. The bid must be in to the world soccer federation by Dec. 8. FIFA’s 211 member countries will choose where to host the World Cup at a congress next May.
Unique atmosphere, but also sustainable
“We want to take advantage of the momentum with our joint bid and give women’s soccer a new impetus,” said KNVB Secretary General Gijs de Jong.
“Our ambition is to create the best sporting conditions for the players and a unique atmosphere for our Orange fans. In doing so, we focus on the ever-increasing importance of organizing major events as sustainably and responsibly as possible.”
According to De Jong, South Africa and Brazil are also interested in hosting the tournament.