In his 2018 campaign for U.S. Soccer president, Carlos Cordeiro
talked about bidding to host the 2027 Women's World Cup, a year after the men's tournament will be played in the USA, Canada and
Mexico, and he brought up the 2027 Women's World Cup in his prepared remarks at the first U.S. Soccer AGM over which he presided as president in 2019.
Cordeiro resigned as president in
March, and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed aside talk about the federation's long-term plans.
But three European federations have expressed interest in hosting the 2027 Women’s
World Cup. The Belgian, Dutch and German federations made the announcement this week that they are joining forces to bid for the hosting of the 2027 tournament. Germany organized the 2011 Women's
World Cup, while the Netherlands drew capacity crowds for the host team's game en route to its victory at Euro 2017.
The success of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, which drew record
women's soccer television audiences in prime time across Europe, makes a European-hosted tournament an attractive option for FIFA.
The 2023 Women's World Cup will be co-hosted by
Australia and New Zealand.