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Brazil wins bid to host 2027 Women’s World Cup in historic vote

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Brazil has secured the honor of hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup, triumphing over a joint bid by Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany (BNG).

In a historic open vote during Fifa’s congress in Bangkok, Brazil emerged victorious with a vote count of 119 to 78 in their favor, marking the first time a South American nation will host the prestigious tournament.

“Fifa congratulates Brazil on this achievement,” stated Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

“We anticipate the best World Cup experience in Brazil. Our appreciation also extends to the BNG bid, which showcased exceptional efforts.”

Both bids met rigorous hosting criteria, yet Brazil stood out for its technical excellence in areas such as stadiums, accommodation, fan zones, and transportation, as highlighted in Fifa’s bid evaluation report.

Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, expressed pride in the victory, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on women’s soccer in South America.

“We are committed to delivering an outstanding World Cup experience,” Rodrigues affirmed.

Valesca Araujo, operational manager of Brazil’s bid team, emphasized the broader impact of the tournament, stating, “We aim for transformation not only within our country but across the entire continent.”

Brazil’s rich football heritage includes hosting the men’s World Cup in 1950 and 2014.

The upcoming Women’s World Cup, following the 32-team format from the 2023 tournament promises to be a landmark event for women’s football globally.

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