FIFA selects Brazil as the venue for the 2027 Women’s Soccer World Cup

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

It was decided at the FIFA congress. His proposal expired to a joint candidacy from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Brazil was elected this Friday as the venue of the 2027 Women’s World Cup, imposing itself on a joint candidacy of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, at a FIFA congress held in Thailand and marked by the debate on the war in Gaza.

Following the success of the 2023 edition in Australia and New Zealand, which earned a record $570 million in commercial revenue, FIFA chose to continue its momentum to expand women’s football by taking the tournament to South America for the first time.

Delegates gathered in Bangkok voted by 119 to 78 in favour of sending the 10th edition of this competition to the country of the samba, which unleashed the jubilation of the Brazilian delegation.

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, presented the FIFA decision as “a victory for Latin American football and for women’s football in Latin America.”

Brazil scored higher than its European rival in FIFA’s assessment report. FIFA inspectors highlighted the “tremeness impact of women’s football in the region” that would have the organization of the Women’s World Cup in Latin America.

Brazil’s candidacy includes 10 stadiums that were used for the 2014 men’s World Cup. The famous Maracaná of Rio de Janeiro should host the inaugural match and the final.

However, it will be necessary to do works, particularly at the Amazon stadium in Manaus, which has been virtually unused for a decade.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has also been engr Ever wrapped in a whirlwind of legal action against its president.

Unlike their male counterparts, who have won five World Cups, Brazilians have never lifted the trophy and were eliminated in the group stage in 2023.

The 2023 tournament beat fears that the increase in the number of teams from 24 to 32 would dilute the show, with more than 1.4 million fans responding.

The only bitter note came after the final in Sydney, in which Spain beat England by 1-0.

The then president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, unleashed the outrage when he forcibly kissed midfielder Jenni Hermoso during the medal ceremony, and now faces a trial for sexual assault.

– Debate on Gaza –
The 74th FIFA congress, which is held for the first time in Thailand, decided for the first time by open vote when the organization intends to leave corruption and the lack of transparency of the past behind.

The election was simplified when in April the United States and Mexico withdrew their joint candidacy and decided to focus on trying to win the right to organize the 2031 edition.

As the tournament in Brazil draws near, the focus will be on the huge financial disparity between men’s and women’s football.

Cash prizes for the 2023 Women’s World Cup reached a record $110 million, but are still far from the $440 million offered to teams in the 2022 men’s final in Qatar.

The congress also heard an appeal by the Palestinian Football Federation (PFA) to suspend Israel from the world body and ban the participation of Israeli teams in FIFA events.

PFA president Jibril Rajoub said the Israeli Football Association (IFA) has violated FIFA rules: “FIFA cannot afford to remain indifferent to these violations or the ongoing genocide in Palestine.”

His Israeli counterpart, Shino Moshe Zuares, for his part, called the Palestinian call “cynic, political and hostile,” insisting that the IFA has not violated any FIFA rules.

FIFA’s top leader Gianni Infantino said the body would receive independent legal advice on the matter and decide by July 20 what action to take.

The congress also approved changes to FIFA’s statutes, eliminating the rule that set the organization’s headquarters in Zurich, where it has been since 1932.

The rule now says the location of the venue will be “determined by a decision approved by the congress,” which paves the way for it to leave the Swiss city.

Delegates also voted in favour of expanding the number of committees from seven to 35, reversing measures taken in 2016 to clean up FIFA after it was rocked by a wave of corruption scandals.

The competences of the new committees include women’s football, the fight against racism and eSports.

This article has been translated after first appearing in Diario El Mundo