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In a historic move for South America, Brazil to host FIFA Women's World Cup 2027

This will be the first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup in South America as the world waits in anticipation for the global tournament. “It is a victory for the world and for women’s football," Brazil's soccer federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues Ednaldo Rodrigues said.

Edited By: Varun Malik @varunm0212 New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2024 18:56 IST
FIFA Women's World Cup trophy.
Image Source : FIFA FIFA Women's World Cup trophy.

Brazil has been picked to host the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2027 in what will be a historic move. For the first time, a South American nation will be hosting the global women's tournament since it began in 1991. 

The FIFA Congress voted 119-78 in favour of Brazil in a curtailed two-field face-off between the South American nation and a joint proposal from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. USA and Mexico's joint bid was withdrawn in April and South Africa pulled out in November. 

"We are a South American country that achieved the victory for women's soccer," Brazil's soccer federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues said. He also reflected on the recent flooding that has devastated parts of the country. 

"After the things that impact all Brazilians — a catastrophe due to the climate change — our achievement today, the first Women's World Cup in South America, will help strengthen us. It is a victory for the world and for women’s football," he added.

"Congratulations to Brazil. We will have the best World Cup in Brazil. Many thanks as well to the BNG bid, who have been fantastic," Gianni Infantino, FIFA President said. 

Brazil did a presentation with a slogan 'A Natural Choice'. It was argued that the nation is the country of soccer but had not staged the tournament before. The last time Brazil hosted a FIFA World Cup was in 2014 when the men's edition took place in the South American nation.

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