The German Football Association is applying with the cities of Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup. This was decided by the DFB Executive Committee. The DFB wants to compete together with the Netherlands and Belgium as a candidate for the World Cup finals. Aachen, Gelsenkirchen and Mönchengladbach were not included. The three North Rhine-Westphalian cities also wanted to host World Cup games.
“The selection of the candidate cities is a decisive factor in submitting an outstanding application,” explained DFB President Bernd Neuendorf. “We are pursuing no less. We are convinced that the selected cities and stadiums offer excellent conditions for hosting the tournament and will help to raise the Women’s World Cup to a new level.” Germany already hosted the World Cup in 2011. It is not yet known with which cities the Netherlands and Belgium are applying.