FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027: Rio welcomes inspection delegation

Brazil is bidding to host the international event

Published on 21/02/2024 - 11:48 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro was visited Tuesday (Feb. 20) by a FIFA delegation inspecting Brazil as part of the country’s bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. On the first day, the team from the international football federation visited Maracanã Stadium as well as training centers for teams and referees, hotels, and the press center.

At the end of the day, the delegation visited the Museum of the Brazilian Football Confederation and was welcomed by confederation head Ednaldo Rodrigues: “Over the next few days, we’re going to show you in detail the Brazilian project to host the 2027 World Cup. I’m sure we’ll have the best Women’s World Cup in history.”

After Rio, the delegation led by FIFA’s chief women’s football officer, New Zealander Sarai Bareman, should inspect the cities of Brasília, Salvador, and Pernambuco until next Friday (23).

“We don’t need to invest; we don’t need to build. Our country is virtually ready to host a world cup. We have work teams ready to make it happen. Our people are passionate about football, and our girls love women’s football and would love to be given this space, this opportunity,” said Valesca Araújo, responsible for planning the event’s infrastructure and operations.

Brazil is vying to host the 2027 World Cup with two other joint bids: the US–Mexico and Belgium–Germany–Netherlands. The host of the next Women's World Cup will be unveiled on May 17.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Fábio Lisboa

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