Lula pledges full support for Brazil’s 2027 Women’s World Cup bid

However, the path to hosting glory is not without its challengers. Brazil faces stiff competition from joint bids by the United States/Mexico and Belgium/Germany/Netherlands.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-02-22 12:54:33

Brazil’s President Lula, has thrown the country’s full weight behind its bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup. This commitment was noted in a promising meeting held within the grandeur of the Palácio do Planalto. Here, Lula met with Ednaldo Rodrigues, the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), alongside a select group from FIFA, currently touring to evaluate Brazil’s readiness and facilities for the grand event.


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With a note of pride, Lula shared, “I am sure that our country, with its deep-rooted football tradition and the ready infrastructure of stadiums, is fully equipped to welcome this event. Especially now, as women’s football is on an upswing both here and around the world. This could be a golden opportunity to shine a brighter light on women’s football,” he said, envisioning a future where the tournament elevates the game to new heights.

Ednaldo Rodrigues, speaking on behalf of the CBF, didn’t miss the chance to highlight the significance of this governmental backing. “This support from the Federal Government,” he remarked, “is pivotal for us. We’re aiming not just to host another FIFA Women’s World Cup but to host the best one in history come 2027.” His words carried the weight of ambition and the clear recognition of the government’s role in turning this dream into reality.

As part of their thorough assessment, FIFA’s delegates have embarked on a tour across Brazil, with stops in iconic cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, and plans to visit Salvador and Recife. Their mission? To scrutinize the stadiums and various facilities that could play host to the world’s premier women’s football tournament.

With the ongoing, the Minister of Sport, André Fufuca, also lent his voice to the chorus of enthusiastic support. “Today’s dialogue was a testament to Brazil’s unwavering interest in leading yet another World Cup, this time focusing on women’s football. We are convinced,” he continued, “that hosting the World Cup will catalyze the growth of women’s sports across the nation.”