All four associations that expressed interest in hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup have signed the bidding agreement, a document that ensures that the key principles of the bidding process are observed,  FIFA announced on Monday.

Four bids representing the same number of confederations remain in the race to host the 2027 edition of FIFA’s women’s showpiece tournament:

* The Royal Belgian Football Association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association and the German Football Association (joint expression of interest)

* The Brazilian Football Association

* The South African Football Association

* The U.S. Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Association (joint expression of interest)

FIFA will dispatch the full set of bidding and hosting documents to the respective associations. All organization will be invited to join a bid workshop and observer program that will take place in August during the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The bidding member associations will be required to submit their bids to FIFA by Dec. 8. FIFA then will conduct an evaluation process, including on-site inspection visits, before publishing its findings in a Bid Evaluation Report in May 2024.

The appointment of the host(s) is due to be made by the FIFA Congress via public voting on May 17, 2024.

In a press release, FIFA said that the Women’s World Cup 2027 bidding process was “the most robust and comprehensive in the history of the competition.” Further details are available in the following overview document .

The Bidding Regulations are available here .