2027 Fifa Women's World Cup: South Africa to bid for hosting rights
South Africa FA has revealed that they will bid for hosting rights of the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup but are set to face a tough competition from Belgium, Germany and Netherlands who are interested in hosting too.
Since the start of the competition, Africa has never had an opportunity to host but the Southern African nation is determined to make history and will become the only African nation to host the men and women's World Cup should their bid be pulled through.
"The NEC (National Executive Committee) has resolved that we must bid to host the World Cup for women in 2027," Safa Chief Executive Officer Tebogo Motlanthe said as quoted by BBC Sport.
"We as [an] administration will duly inform FIFA and then start the process of hosting the World Cup."
Just like South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands have never hosted the event. Germany hosted the 2011 edition.
China was the first nation to stage the competition in 1991 and got the privilege to host it in 2007 too. Sweden (1995), the United States (1999 and 2003), Canada (2015), and France (2019) are the other nations that have successfully hosted the competition.
Recall that South Africa In 2010, became the first African nation to host the men's event. They however lost out in the group stage and Spain, eventually, won the tournament.