Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

Young women in Rio favela hope to overcome poverty and violence to play in Women's World Cup in 2027

May. 18, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 20-minute drive separates the historic Maracana Stadium from the Complexo do Alemao, the biggest complex of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most impoverished and violent. One of its residents, 15-year-old soccer player Kaylane Alves dos Santos,...

Brazil picked by FIFA to get soccer's 2027 Women's World Cup, a first for South America

May. 17, 2024 03:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup after a vote of FIFA’s full membership chose the South American bid over a joint proposal from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. The FIFA Congress on Friday voted 119-78 for Brazil in the reduced field of two candidates...

Brazil is chosen to host soccer's 2027 Women's World Cup following a vote by FIFA's 211 members

May. 17, 2024 01:55 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Brazil is chosen to host soccer's 2027 Women's World Cup following a vote by FIFA's 211 members.

FIFA members to vote on the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup

May. 15, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

The FIFA Congress will pick from a winnowed field of two candidates to host the 2027 Women's World Cup at its meeting in Bangkok this week. A joint bid by the United States and Mexico was pulled late last month, and South Africa withdrew its candidacy in November. That left only two...

FIFA sets date for first Women's Club World Cup. Tournament due to launch in January 2026

May. 15, 2024 05:15 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — FIFA finally set a date Wednesday to play the first Women’s Club World Cup tournament in January and February 2026. The first edition should involve 16 teams though FIFA’s ruling council did not specify how they would qualify or where they could play. ...

FIFA meets with women's soccer decisions, anti-racism pledge and retreat from key reforms on agenda

May. 14, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

FIFA’s gravest crisis erupted with police raids at its annual meeting in 2015 and nine years later international soccer’s 211 member federations gather this week in Thailand with some of the resulting anti-corruption reforms now in retreat. During three days of meetings starting...

FIFA report rates Brazil bid higher than Germany/Netherlands/Belgium to host 2027 Women's World Cup

May. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

Brazil's bid for the 2027 Women's World Cup was ranked higher than the bid submitted by Germany, Netherlands and Belgium in an evaluation report released by FIFA on Tuesday. The FIFA Congress is set to vote for the 2027 host on May 17 at its meeting in Bangkok. It will be the first...

Defender Kelley O'Hara plans to retire from soccer at the end of the NWSL season

May. 02, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

U.S. team and Gotham FC defender Kelley O'Hara announced Thursday that she is retiring from soccer at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season. O'Hara, 35, is a two-time Women's World Cup winner, an Olympic gold medalist and a two-time National Women's Soccer League...

Retired U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd announces she and her husband are expecting baby in October

May. 01, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

Retired U.S. women's soccer star Carli Lloyd and her husband are expecting their first child in October. The 41-year-old Lloyd announced her pregnancy on Instagram on Wednesday. She has been married to Brian Hollins for seven years and indicated in her social media post that she had...

U.S. and Mexico drop bid to host 2027 World Cup, Brazil and joint German-Dutch-Belgian bids remain

Apr. 30, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation and its Mexican counterpart dropped their joint bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup on Monday and said they will focus on trying to host the 2031 tournament. The decision left a proposal from Brazil and a joint...