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United States, Mexico withdraw joint 2027 Women’s World Cup host bid

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FIFA will decide who will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup next month, but fans in the United States and Mexico will no longer be waiting to learn if they will be the hosts. Today, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación announced that they will withdraw their bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup. They will instead focus their efforts on bidding for the 2031 edition of the tournament.

The revised bid allows the two nations to build upon the 2026 Men’s World Cup, which will be hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and allow them to expand media and partnership deals in an effort to have equal investment in the 2031 tournament as there is for the men’s World Cups. The 2028 Summer Olympics, to be hosted in Los Angeles, can also be used to grow the efforts for the 2031 tournament should they receive the hosting rights. The USWNT now know they will have to qualify for the 2027 tournament as opposed to serving as the co-hosts.

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

“We are fully committed to organizing a memorable and historic Women’s World Cup that the players and fans will benefit from,” added Ivar Sisniega, President of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol. “After careful analysis we feel that moving our bid back to 2031 will allow us to promote and build up to the most successful Women’s World Cup ever. The strength and universality of our professional women’s leagues, coupled with our experience from organizing the 2026 World Cup, means that we will be able to provide the best infrastructure as well as an enthusiastic fan base that will make all the participating teams feel at home and to put together a World Cup that will contribute to the continued growth of women’s football.”

This means that the 2027 Women’s World Cup will be hosted either by Brazil as a solo host or jointly by Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. The vote takes place at the next FIFA Congress meeting on May 17th. The United States-Mexico bid joins South Africa as bids competing for the 2031 Women’s World Cup.

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