Will there be another major football event in Germany after the men’s World Cup in 2024? If the DFB has it all. The Women’s World Cup three years later. The association uses unusual approaches when applying.
The German Football Association (DFB), together with the Netherlands and Belgium, is signing up to organize the Women’s World Cup in 2027. Like the DFB on Monday under the motto “Three Nations. One Goal.” announced, the association has joined an initiative of the Dutch KNVB.
“We have been happy to follow the wishes of our Dutch friends and will do everything we can to support this project,” said DFB chairman Fritz Keller such a tournament. But thanks to our organizational experience, the strength of our new DFB and the prospect of international cooperation, we are optimistic about the future. “
World Cup 2023 with 32 teams
In 2024, the DFB will organize the European men’s championship. The Women’s World Cup, just three years later, would, according to Keller, “be another highlight in football history that we in Germany would like to give a home together with our neighbors”.
If the application was successful, Germany would host a Women’s World Cup for the second time since 2011. It is still open when the decision will be taken on the award of the tenth women’s world championship. The upcoming World Cup, the first with 32 teams, will take place in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
Silvia Neid advertises the World Cup
The three partners have already informed the European Football Association (Uefa) and the world association Fifa about their project. Further principles for the tournament will be agreed in an agreement before the end of the year. Thereafter, according to the DFB, discussions with the national authorities will begin and the selection process for the sites and training areas will begin.
One of the faces of the campaign is former national coach Silvia Neid, who, like Sarina Wiegmann (Netherlands) and Femke Maes (Belgium), was inaugurated last week on the ambitious plan. The Netherlands hosted and won the European Women’s Championship in 2017, Belgium was to organize a major women’s football event for the first time.
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