World football governing body FIFA, will be announcing the winning candidate on 17 May 2024 at the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Four confederations have put forward bids for a joint World Cup, and other sole bids have also presented to earn the hosting rights of the tournament.
Women’s football has witnessed an explosive growth in popularity globally over the last decade. Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, South Africa and the USA have all proposed for both co-hosting and individual bids thus far.
South Africa officially entered the bidding race in May 2023, and met all hosting requirements for the tournament approved by FIFA. Inspection visits are expected to take place in the beginning of 2024 prior to the announcement of the hosting nation/nations after the final proposals due to be submitted to FIFA by December 2023.
History beckons for South Africa as all is set in motion to bring the first-ever Women’s World Cup tournament on the African continent-which will be the tournament’s 10th edition since its inauguration 32 years ago. South Africa also made history by becoming the first African host of the Men’s World Cup tournament in 2010.