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Mexico, U.S. withdraw 2027 Women’s World Cup bid

Mexico, U.S. Soccer will submit joint bid for 2031

The United States and Mexican soccer federations have withdrawn their joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Although they can’t see eye to eye on the pitch as fierce rivals, they can concur that women’s soccer deserves to have the same spotlight as the men’s. 

Not wanting to be on the heels of the men’s tournament, both the U.S. and Mexico’s soccer federations have agreed to wait to file their joint bid to co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2031.

Women’s World Cup commitment

Initially, the U.S. and Mexico soccer federations agreed to join forces to bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Their bid drew much interest because Mexico, the U.S. and Canada will co-host the men’s World Cup in 2026.

The decision to push back their bid gives both nations the chance to generate excitement for the women’s tournament. It also allows them time to build off the success of the men’s World Cup. 

“Hosting a World Cup tournament is a huge undertaking, and having additional time to prepare allows us to maximize its impact across the globe,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “I’m proud of our commitment to provide equitable experiences for the players, fans and all our stakeholders. 

“Shifting our bid will enable us to host a record-breaking Women’s World Cup in 2031 that will help to grow and raise the level of the women’s game both here at home as well as across the globe.”

U.S. Soccer hasn’t hosted the women’s Cup since 2003. They were chosen that year as an emergency host after China had a SARS outbreak. The U.S. also played host in 1999 when they beat China in penalties, which garnered their second out of a record four women’s titles.

Mexican women’s soccer grows

Mexico has hosted two men’s World Cups, but the country hasn’t held the women’s tournament. They hosted the men’s World Cup in 1970 and in 1986, even after an earthquake threatened the tournament. 

Although they failed to qualify for the 2023 Cup, the Mexican women’s national team has created an enormous buzz in the country. The Liga MX Femenil has risen tremendously, as some games have demonstrated a larger and rowdier crowd compared to their counterparts across the border. 


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“We are fully committed to organizing a memorable and historic Women’s World Cup that the players and fans will benefit from,” said Ivar Sisniega, President of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol. “After careful analysis we feel that moving our bid back to 2031 will allow us to promote and build up to the most successful Women’s World Cup ever.

“The strength and universality of our professional women’s leagues, coupled with our experience from organizing the 2026 World Cup, means that we will be able to provide the best infrastructure as well as an enthusiastic fan base that will make all the participating teams feel at home and to put together a World Cup that will contribute to the continued growth of women’s football.”

The previous women’s tournaments have generated loads of excitement. This bid could potentially break many viewing records.  

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