Germany Gets Into Joint Bid to Host the 2027 Women’s World Cup

The German Women's national football team
Germany Gets Into Joint Bid to Host the 2027 Women’s World Cup

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.

2027 Women's World Cup poster
Germany Gets Into Joint Bid to Host the 2027 Women’s World Cup

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.

Santi Cazorla: “Qatar Is an Amazing Host Nation For The World Cup”

Santi Cazorla holding his number 18 jersey

World Cup, Qatar, and the Reunion with Xavi

Santi Cazorla is one of the most experienced soccer players in the Qatar Stars League, given the fact that he has been in the national team of Spain and soccer clubs like Villareal, Arsenal, and Malaga. After his journey in the Spanish La Liga, the midfielder got off to a flying start at Al Sadd, where he teamed up with Xavi Hernandez. The latter is behind the club’s decision to sign Santi from LaLiga at the start of the current season.

In an interview with Qatari broadcaster Al Kass, Santi Cazorla spoke for the first time about his ongoing preparations for the 2022 World Cup, and his first impressions of the country, as well as the subject of when Xavi could return to Spain to become the manager of FC Barcelona. He also spoke about the negative impact on LaLiga of Neymar moving to PSG and Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid.

Santi Cazorla

He stated that coming to the Qatari league was a great experience for him, above all the amazing chance to work with his former teammate from the Spanish national team, Xavi Hernandez. He settled easily and quickly and came there to win titles with a distinctive side, under the management of a coach who was always a very special player for him, as they have played together for Spain and against each other in several Liga games. In the interview, he also shared that he was sure that Xavi would go on to be a great manager. One day, he believes he will take over at Barcelona, where he spent his entire career as a soccer player.

About The World Cup

Santi also shared that it’s very difficult for him to talk about Neymar and Ronaldo leaving LaLiga, in the same way, that it was to talk about the problems that Leo Messi, one of the greatest soccer players in history, had when trying to decide whether he should stay or leave. Santi Cazorla also thinks that Qatar is an amazing host nation for the 2022 World Cup. He hopes that everything would be back to normal before the start of the tournament, given the current world events.

He doesn’t want to think about the future as he is currently thinking about doing his best for Al Sadd.