U.S. Soccer and Mexican Football Federation to Pursue 2031 FIFA Women’s World Cup

U.S. and Mexico Football Federations Removing Themselves from Consideration for 2027 and Focused on Driving a More Equitable Bid for the 2031 World Cup
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ATLANTA, MEXICO CITY (April 29, 2024) - U.S. Soccer and Mexican Football Federation have withdrawn their joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and will instead focus on bidding to host the tournament in 2031.

In a historic first, the bid will call for equal investment as the Men’s tournament, eliminating investment disparities to fully maximize the commercial potential of the women’s tournament. 

The revised bid will allow U.S. Soccer to build on the learnings and success of the 2026 World Cup, better support our host cities, expand our partnerships and media deals, and further engage with our fans so we can host a record-breaking tournament in 2031.

“Hosting a World Cup tournament is a huge undertaking – and having additional time to prepare allows us to maximize its impact across the globe,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “I’m proud of our commitment to provide equitable experiences for the players, fans and all our stakeholders. Shifting our bid will enable us to host a record-breaking Women’s World Cup in 2031 that will help to grow and raise the level of the women’s game both here at home as well as across the globe.”

“We are fully committed to organizing a memorable and historic Women’s World Cup that the players and fans will benefit from,” said Ivar Sisniega, President of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol. “After careful analysis we feel that moving our bid back to 2031 will allow us to promote and build up to the most successful Women’s World Cup ever. The strength and universality of our professional women’s leagues, coupled with our experience from organizing the 2026 World Cup, means that we will be able to provide the best infrastructure as well as an enthusiastic fan base that will make all the participating teams feel at home and to put together a World Cup that will contribute to the continued growth of women’s football.”

The U.S. and Mexican Federations look forward to collaborating with our partners to ensure a successful bid for 2031.