As reported by Voetbalkrant, Belgium and the Netherlands are joining with Germany in a bid to host the 2027 women’s World Cup. The 2023 tournament is set to take place in Australia later this year, and those who are interested in hosting the 2027 iteration have until the 19th of May to submit their proposals.
Other potential destinations for the show piece event are Brazil and South Africa, both of whom are interested in hosting. The USA and Mexico have also announced a joint bid to host the tournament. Rumours are that Italy are interested, while there may also be a bid from Scandinavia.
The Netherlands women’s team are currently ranked number eight in the world, above Brazil and Norway. During the 2019 tournament in France they made the final, losing to a strong USA side 2-0 in Lyon.
The Belgium national team, known as the Red Flames, are ten places lower than their neighbours. The side are gradually improving, having made the quarter-finals at the 2022 European championships. However, they are yet to qualify for a World Cup. Despite having the top-scorer in qualification in Tessa Wullaert, who scored 17 goals, they lost 2-1 to Portugal in the play-offs.