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United States and Mexico withdraw 2027 Women’s World Cup bid, target 2031 tournament


The United States and Mexico have withdrawn their bid to co-host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, leaving only Brazil and a joint bid from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in the running.

The United States and Mexico, alongside Canada, will host the next men’s tournament in 2026 and were long thought the favourites to follow Australia and New Zealand as Women’s World Cup hosts.

However, U.S. Soccer and the Mexican Football Federation now intend to try for the 2031 edition instead, pledging to learn from the 2026 World Cup and deliver an event which fully maximises the commercial potential of the Women’s World Cup.

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“Hosting a World Cup is a huge undertaking – and having additional time to prepare allows us to maximise its impact across the globe,” said U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone.

“I’m proud of our commitment to provide equitable experiences for the players, fans and all our stakeholders.

“Shifting our bid will enable us to host a record-breaking Women’s World Cup in 2031 that will help to grow and raise the level of the women’s game both here at home as well as across the globe.”

FIFA is due to release its bid evaluation report in the coming days ahead of the winning bid being announced at the FIFA Congress in Bangkok on May 17.

Germany hosted the tournament in 2011, but none of the other prospective hosts have previously staged games.

Harry Carr
Harry Carr
Harry is a freelance sports journalist with experience of working for the Racing Post, Stats Perform, Opta Analyst and more, covering major events across all sports but holding a particular love for the beautiful game.


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