Germany, Netherlands, Belgium keen to co-host 2027 Women’s World Cup

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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.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)

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