The United States Soccer Federation is seeking the opportunity to host two World Cups in a row. During a press conference introducing Kate Markgraf as the USWNT’s first general manager, USSF president Carlos Cordeiro once again revealed that the Federation is planning to submit a bid to FIFA to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
Part of “Vision 2027,” Markgraf will lead the bid preparation and campaign as part of her duties as the head of the women’s program. Cordeiro had hinted at a possible 2027 World Cup bid during the USSF Annual General Meeting back in February, stating during his speech to attendees, “We need to ensure excellence across all our women’s teams. So when we look ahead to 2027 we can imagine -- dare I say, dream -- of once again hosting the Women’s World Cup right here in the United States, including a win on home soil.”
The United States is not the only nation that has expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 World Cup. The Netherlands and Chile have also indicated plans to bid for the tournament, and a combined Nordic bid including Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden all hope to collectively host the tournament. The 2023 World Cup host has not been decided by FIFA, with that process beginning to unfold leading to a March 2020 announcement. Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and a combined North Korea/South Korea bid are in contention to host the 2023 tournament, which will see the field expand to 32 teams for the first time. Depending on who emerges as the 2023 host, we could see some of those nations shift their sights to the 2027 edition.
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