Soccer-Brazil declared host of 2027 Women's World Cup at FIFA Congress

Brazilian representative Duda Pavao speaks during the presentation of the bid by Brazil to host the Women's World Cup at the 74th FIFA Congress at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2024. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Brazil was declared the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup after receiving most votes in a ballot by the FIFA Congress on Friday, beating the joint bid of Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

Brazil received the backing of 119 member associations in the electronic vote compared to 78 votes for the joint European bid.

(Reporting by Martin Petty; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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