FIFA launched the most robust and comprehensive bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ today, with the Congress expected to appoint, for the first time ever, the host(s) of the 2027 edition on 17 May 2024.
The process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™ maintains all key elements from the successful FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ bidding process, such as the publication of key content and documentation, the inclusion of robust rules of conduct and the implementation of a comprehensive evaluation model.
In addition, the 2027 process has been further enhanced to include the following new elements:
The FIFA Council will select up to three bids, with the FIFA Congress then voting to appoint the host(s) through an open vote.
Bid Evaluation Task Force
FIFA will establish a Bid Evaluation Task Force to evaluate all bids submitted for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™. The composition of the Bid Evaluation Task Force will be approved by the FIFA Council following confirmation of the bidding member associations.
Additional integrity measures
In addition to appointing an independent audit company to monitor FIFA’s compliance with the principles and procedures of the bidding process, each bidder will also be required to appoint a Bid Compliance and Ethics Officer to monitor their compliance with the bidding process.
Member associations will have until 21 April 2023 to submit their expressions of interest to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™.
Other key dates include:
19 May 2023: Member associations to confirm their interest in bidding to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ by submitting the Bidding Agreement
August 2023: Bid workshop and observer programme to take place during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™
8 December 2023: Member associations to submit their bids to FIFA
February 2024: FIFA to organise on-site inspection visits to bidding countries
May 2024: Publication of FIFA’s Bid Evaluation Report
Q2 2024: Designation of bids by the FIFA Council
17 May 2024: Appointment of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™ host(s) by the FIFA Congress
The above dates are subject to change.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 will build on the legacy of the record-breaking edition that Australia and New Zealand are due to organise in a few months. In line with FIFA’s commitment to women’s football, this bidding process sets new standards and puts us on track to host an outstanding event in 2027 on and off the pitch,” said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.
Further details on the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027™ bidding process are available in the following Overview Document.
The Bidding Regulations are available here. – www.fifa.com