United States and Mexico have Withdrawn their Joint Candidacy to Host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027

The US Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation declared on Monday that they had withdrew their joint proposal to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027.

With a “call for equal investment as the Men’s tournament, eliminating investment disparities to fully maximize the commercial potential of the women’s tournament,” the federations announced that they will instead concentrate on submitting a proposal for the 2031 tournament.

The Brazilian Football Confederation and a joint offer from the Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association, and the German Football Association are the two remaining contenders to host the 2027 event following Monday’s withdrawal.

The victorious bid for 2027 will be declared during the 74th FIFA Congress in May.

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

“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.”

Over the next few years, there will still be a full schedule of international soccer competitions in the United States.

The country will hold the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in 2025; the US, Mexico, and Canada will co-host the FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2026; and Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympics in 2028.

“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,” said Ivar Sisniega, president of the Mexican Football Federation, citing the experience gained from co-hosting the men’s World Cup in 2026.

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