The Dutch football association KNVB wants to organize the Women’s World Cup with Germany and Belgium in seven years.
Two years ago, the KNVB had already expressed its ambition to bring the World Cup to the Netherlands. The field of participants in the world final being subsequently widened from 24 to 32 countries, the association asked Germany and Belgium to participate. The three countries will now jointly prepare a so-called “offer”.
The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium have expressed their interest in hosting the World Cup at FIFA and UEFA. The three unions will reach agreements before the end of this year and put them into a convention. Next, we look at the possible play and training locations. The idea is to choose mainly cities in the west of this country in Germany, so that the travel distances between the different stadiums remain small.
Dutch footballers won the European title at the European Championship in their own country in 2017. Two years later, the “Leeuwinnen” reached the World Cup final in France. “We have seen for ourselves what a tournament in your own country does to you,” said national coach Sarina Wiegman. “The World Cup is the biggest event in the world for women’s sport. Would it be nice to organize it together? In all three countries it would be another ‘boost’ for the development of the sport.”
The next World Cup, in three years, will be played in Australia and New Zealand.