Super Falcons get 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup host

After an impressive showing at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the Super Falcons are eagerly aiming to secure their spot in the upcoming 2027 edition, set to take place in Brazil.

Brazil, renowned for its rich football culture, has been chosen to host the prestigious 2027 Women’s World Cup. This decision came after a vote by FIFA’s 211 members, opting for the South American bid over a joint proposal from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany.

Super Falcons get 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup host
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The FIFA Congress made the selection from a narrowed field of two candidates, following the withdrawal of a joint bid by the United States and Mexico, as well as South Africa's withdrawal of its candidacy.

Notably, this marks the first time that all of FIFA’s member associations had the opportunity to influence the host selection for the women's tournament.

Previously, such decisions rested solely with the FIFA Council. Out of the 207 eligible member associations, Brazil secured 119 votes, signaling widespread support for their bid.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated Brazil on their successful bid, expressing confidence in their ability to deliver an exceptional World Cup experience.

He also extended gratitude to the BNG bid for their commendable efforts.

Brazil hosts the Women's World Cup for the first time

Brazil's selection as the host represents a significant milestone, marking the first time a South American country will host the Women’s World Cup.

This adds to Brazil's illustrious football history, having previously hosted the Men’s event in 1950 and 2014.

The tournament will maintain the same 32-team format as the 2023 edition, where Spain clinched the title by defeating England in the final.

Several other countries, including China, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Canada, and France, have also had the honor of hosting this prestigious competition.

Looking ahead, the Super Falcons are determined to build upon their previous performance and aim for greater success in Brazil. However, before setting their sights on the World Cup, they must first navigate through the rigorous qualifying stages.

Super Falcons hope to land in Brazil

Already, the Super Falcons, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris, have set their sights on qualifying for the tournament and hoping to do better than they did in Australia and New Zealand.

At last year’s World Cup, the team drew 0-0 with Canada before defeating hosts Australia 3-2 and then playing out a goalless draw with Ireland to book a place in the Round of 16 against England

Super Falcons get 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup host
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The Falcons took the Lioness to a shoot-out after it ended goalless in regulation time but lost 4-2 on penalties to exit the tournament.

They will be looking forward to the tournament in Brazil in 2027 to better their performance in the last edition.

But before that, they have to navigate the qualifiers first before thinking of a day in the sun in Brazil.

Super Falcons get 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup host
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