A joint bid is expected to be launched by the United States of America and Mexico to secure the hosting rights for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) released a joint statement, revealing that they have notified FIFA of their interest in participating in the event. Both organizations are now expected to submit their bid agreement before FIFA’s deadline of May 19.

They should face competition from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany who last month announced a joint bid for the 2027 edition, while Brazil and South Africa have also expressed interest for the organization of the tournament.

The U.S have previously hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999 and 2003 and are the most successful nation in the event’s history, having been crowned champions four times, including the last two in 2015 and 2019.

US captain Megan Rapinoe lifts the World Cup trophy after the Americans defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

A bidding workshop and observer program is set to take place during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

Countries are expected to submit their official bids by December 8 this year, with the winner of the hosting rights to be announced at the FIFA Congress, to be held on May 17 next year.