Mark Rutte, together with the Heads of Government of Belgium and Germany, expressed their support for the bid of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for the 2027 Women’s World Cup. The Prime Minister did so during the European Council in Brussels, where he and the leaders of neighboring countries posed during a World Cup expression.
“Now is the time to unite the (football) world at the center of Europe and make the World Cup a lasting festival of football, peace, freedom and joy,” said de Rutte, Alexander De Croo (Belgium) and Olaf Scholz (Germany). ) in a joint statement. “The governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany are committed to supporting the Belgian Football Federation (RBFA), the KNVB and the German Football Federation (DFB) in their grand and ambitious plans.”
In addition to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany combination, Brazil, South Africa and the USA/Mexico combination have also applied to host the 2027 World Cup. FIFA in May next year, it will be determined where the World Cup will take place in four years.
This year, the World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament begins on July 20.
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