The United States and Mexico will submit a bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation announced on Wednesday.
The declaration came on the final day for teams to state their interest in holding the 32-team event. Official bidding agreements are due to FIFA by May 19, with full bids due by Dec. 8. FIFA will select the 2027 host nation or nations next May.
Together for 2027.
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Both countries, along with Canada, will co-host the men's World Cup in 2026. Canada hosted the 2015 Women's World Cup.
The 2023 Women's World Cup — the first since the expansion to 32 teams — will be held this summer in Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. team is the two-time defending champion, having won the 2015 title in Canada and the 2019 crown in France.
U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone said in a statement, "The United States has always been a global leader for the women's game, and we would be honored to co-host the world's premier event for women's soccer along with Mexico. Hosting the 2027 Women's World Cup provides us an incredible opportunity to cap off two historic years of World Cup soccer in the CONCACAF region, helping us continue to grow the game among our confederation associations.
"A record six teams from Concacaf will play in the Women's World Cup this summer, and the United States and Mexico want to continue to push the envelope for the development of women's soccer across the entire region."
Mexican Football Federation president Yon de Luisa added in a statement, "Women's football in Mexico has experienced sustained growth over the last five years and its development, both on and off the field, coupled with the female empowerment it has achieved and will continue to achieve, is one of the strategic priorities of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF).
"It is with pleasure that we are teaming up again with the U.S. Soccer Federation in the pursuit of this World Cup for our region, which will undoubtedly be historic."
The United States and Mexico will compete with several other contenders for the 2027 Women's World Cup. Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands plan a joint bid, and South Africa and Brazil also are expected to be in the running.
The United States (1999, 2003) and China (1991, 2007) are the only two-time hosts of the Women's World Cup.
--Field Level Media