In the event that the joint US-Mexican file is chosen, the Women’s World Cup will be held one year after the 2026 Men’s World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The American and Mexican Football Associations announced that they submitted a joint file to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup. The two federations revealed their project a month before the deadline set by the International Federation of the Game (FIFA) on May 19 to officially submit the nomination files to host the Women’s World Cup.
The United States hosted the Women’s World Cup in 1999 and 2003, but Mexico never hosted the competition. In the event that the joint US-Mexican file is chosen, the Women’s World Cup will be held one year after the 2026 Men’s World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“The United States has long been a world leader in women’s soccer, and it would be an honor for us to host the world’s premier women’s soccer event with Mexico,” USAF President Cindy Barlow Cohn said in a statement.
She added, “Hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup gives us a wonderful opportunity to conclude two historic years of World Cup finals in the CONCACAF region, which helps us continue to develop football within the national associations of our continent.”
For his part, the President of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, confirmed that the organization of this tournament will help in the development of women’s football in Mexico. He said, “It is with great pleasure that we once again cooperate with the US Soccer Federation to organize the World Cup in our region, which will undoubtedly be historic.”
The International Federation will choose the host file for the 2027 World Cup at its General Assembly scheduled for May 2024.
The US-Mexican file is competing with another joint file between Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as the nominations of South Africa and Brazil.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be held on July 20 in Australia and New Zealand, in the first joint edition between the two countries.