South African Football Association Planning 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup Bid

South African Football Association Planning 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup Bid

  • The South African Football Association is reportedly considering a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
  • The association successfully bid for and hosted what was a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • South Africa will go up against the likes of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, which will bid to all co-host the tournament

South Africa is looking to host another global football showpiece event.

The South African Football Association has resolved to campaign for this honour after an executive meeting on Tuesday. The country bid for and was the host of a sensational men's FIFA World Cup back in 2010.

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The United States won the last FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019 in France. Image source: Getty Images.
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According to IOL via AFP, SAFA's chief executive officer Teboho Motlanthe said:

"We welcomed the world to South Africa when we hosted the men's Fifa World Cup 12 years ago, and we would like to be given an opportunity to roll out the red carpet again in 2027 during the women's tournament."

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SA hosted the 64 matches during the month-long tournament in 10 stadiums, of which five were built from scratch, while five others were given much-needed upgrades.

The United States of America is believed to be considering a bid of its own for the 2027 or 2031 event. The country last hosted the women's tournament back in 1999, which it won.

The 2026 men's world cup will be co-hosted by Canada, the US and Mexico. This will be 32 years after hosting the memorable 1994 event.

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