LILLE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 12, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. VARIOUS OF GERMAN FOOTBALL FANS MARCHING TOWARDS STADIUM AHEAD OF MATCH
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (RECENT - OCTOBER 7, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. DFB SIGN AT ENTRANCE OF GERMAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (DFB) HEADQUARTERS
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FILE - JULY 19, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
3. VARIOUS OF DFB SIGNS
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - NOVEMBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
4. VARIOUS OF GERMAN NATIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM TRAINING
VALENCIENNES, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. VARIOUS OF DUTCH FOOTBALL FANS CELEBRATING AFTER THE NETHERLANDS ADVANCED TO THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SEMI-FINALS
UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS (FILE - AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
6. DUTCH WOMEN'S TEAM ARRIVING ON A BOAT AND GREETED BY FANS AS THEY CELEBRATE WINNING THE 2017 WOMEN'S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
7. WOMAN IN THE CROWD WITH BANNER, READING (Dutch): "CHAMPIONS"
8. PLAYERS CELEBRATING
OULLINS, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 2, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
9. VARIOUS OF DUTCHWOMEN'S TEAM TRAINING
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 10, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
10. VARIOUS OF USA WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM CELEBRATING WINNING THE 2019 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP DURING PARADE
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FILE - SEPTEMBER 24, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
11. VARIOUS OF FIFA SIGN
12. VARIOUS OF FIFA FLAGS
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FILE - OCTOBER 20, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
13. EXTERIOR OF FIFA HEADQUARTERS
14. FIFA SIGN
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (FILE - FEBRUARY 29, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
15. EXTERIOR OF FIFA HEADQUARTERS
16. FIFA SIGN
STORY: Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium unveiled plans on Monday (October 19) for a joint bid to host the Women's World Cup in 2027.
A statement released by the three countries' football associations said they had already expressed their intention to bid to world football's governing body FIFA and that they would put together a formal agreement by the end of the year.
The last Women's World Cup in 2019 was hosted by France and the 2023 tournament was awarded to Australia and New Zealand in June.
Germany previously hosted the tournament 2011 while the Dutch were hosts, and champions, of the last UEFA Women's Championship in 2017.
It would be the first time for Belgium to host a major women's tournament.
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