After hosting the men’s FIFA World Cup in 2006 and getting UEFA’s 2024 European Championship, Germany partnered up with Belgium and the Netherlands in a bid to organize the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
The German Football Association (DFB) recently released a statement announcing it was pleased to accept an invitation from its Belgian and Dutch counterparts to bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2027.
The Women’s World Cup to Be Hosted in Three Countries
The initiative was organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) who had expressed its desire to host a women’s world cup in 2018.
According to Fritz Keller, the DFB’s president, Germany is following the wish of its Dutch colleagues and is entering into the project with full strength and out of full conviction. He considers hosting the women’s world cup as another highlight in the country’s rich football history.
“We know how high the hurdles are before you can be awarded such a tournament. Our organizational experience, the strength of the new DFB, and the perspective of international cooperation, however, allow us to look optimistically into the future,” Keller said.
The three football associations have already presented their plan for the women’s world cup to both FIFA and UEFA. Further discussions are set to take place before the end of 2020, after which, the selection process for potential host cities will begin.
Germany Has Proven Its Organizational Competence
Germany’s involvement in the project gives the bid greater chances for success, as the country has hosted numerous major sporting events throughout the years. It will be taking part in the upcoming EURO 2021, as the city of Munich is expected to host three group games and a quarterfinal.
Their bid is accompanied by the slogan “Three Nations. One Goal.”, which aims to show the three countries’ commitment to unity and common success.