Many football fans are looking forward to the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup set to be staged in Australia and New Zealand, with the ninth edition set to feature 32 teams for the first time. However, planning has already started in earnest for the next iteration of the quadrennial competition, which is scheduled to take place in 2027.
So far, several countries (both as singular entities and as joint bidders) have thrown their hats into the ring for the chance to host the event. They include South Africa, who hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, who also have hosted several World Cups, including as recently as 2014, Italy, who are no stranger to hosting both men's and women's football competitions, and joint bids from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Norway) as well as a three-party bid from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Given that they are co-hosting the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup, the USA and Mexico have decided to also put their names forward to host the event. It makes perfect sense, as both countries will have the stadiums ready having hosted the men's version just a year before, and both countries have hosted World Cups before.
For the USA, should they win, it will be the third time hosting a Women's World Cup. Meanwhile, although Mexico have never hosted a women's competition, they have served as hosts in the 1970 and 1986 World Cups. This could potentially tip things in the North American nations' favor when FIFA's Congress announces the winner on May 17, 2024.