News & Current Affairs

England Contemplates a Bid For The Women's World Cup in 2031

By Azeezat Okunlola | May 25, 2023
An English bid for the 2031 Women's World Cup seems to be in the works. According to FA chairperson Debbie Hewitt, it would have a "hugely positive" effect on the country and build on the success of last year's Euros, which the Lionesses hosted and won.
After October's vote for the men's Euro 2028, the FA will explore a bid for the Women's World Cup.
Hewitt told the Times: "We want to be known as a centre for successfully hosting major events.
“It has a hugely positive impact on the country and on local communities who participate, so why wouldn't we have ambitions to host a Women's World Cup, particularly as the women's game is growing?
“Our mind is focused on Euro 2028 and we have a very difficult and important bid to win, but you should always keep your mind's eye on what's the next one and what can we do to put ourselves in good shape, and the Women's World Cup is a very attractive proposition.”
The host city for the 2027 event will not be selected until next May when the bidding process will officially begin.
There will not be a second consecutive European host if a bid from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium are accepted, meaning England will have to wait until 2035 at the earliest to host again.