USA hoping to bid for 2027 FIFA Female World Cup

United States of America has dropped a strong hint of bidding for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosting rights.

The President of US Soccer, Carlos Cordeiro, indicated the country is planning a bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup during a conference call with reporters in which he announced Kate Markgraf as the new general manager of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT), which will see her take charge of what Cordeiro is calling “Vision 2027.”

“Not surprisingly, that is linked to us bidding to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup,” the President said.

Cordeiro had previously hinted at a 2027 US bid during US Soccer’s annual general meeting in February. “We need to ensure excellence across all our women's teams,” he said. “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 country is apparently set to face competition from the Netherlands and Chile, with a combined bid consisting of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden also reportedly interested.

It is not yet clear when the US would submit their bid. FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, is yet to name a host for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which includes bids from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as South Korea.

A decision on 2023 is expected in March next year. FIFA is then likely to welcome bids for the 2027 edition.
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