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High interest in hosting FIFA competitions
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:40:16 PM »
FIFA is delighted to see the impressive interest from its member associations in hosting a FIFA competition, after the bidding process was opened for eight tournaments including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™. A total of 31 declarations of interest have been received and FIFA has submitted the bidding documents, which the relevant member associations have to sign and return before the FIFA Executive Committee assigns the tournament.

Five countries have declared an interest in hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, namely England, France, Korea Republic, New Zealand and South Africa. Of these countries, England, France, Korea Republic and New Zealand also want to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018. In principle, FIFA prefers these two tournaments to take place in the same country. South Africa will host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 in 2016.

For the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018, five declarations of interest have been received: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Finland, Northern Ireland and Sweden are aiming to host the competition. For the three women’s competitions, the deadline for submitting the hosting agreement together with all the signed bidding documents is 31 October 2014, with the final decision on the hosts currently scheduled to take place at the first FIFA Executive Committee meeting in 2015.

The bidding process has also been opened for four editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA’s major club competition. India and Japan have expressed a wish to host the tournament in 2015 and 2016, while Brazil, Japan and UAE want to host it in 2017 and 2018. The complete set of bidding documents has to be provided by 25 August 2014 and the Executive Committee will select the host in September 2014.

Finally, FIFA welcomes the high level of interest in hosting the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017. A total of 12 countries are aiming to host the tournament: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE and USA. These member associations will have to submit their definitive bids including all signed bidding and hosting documents by 1 October 2014. The host will be appointed by the Executive Committee at its meeting in December 2014.

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FIFA receives bidding documents for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 02:16:37 PM »
The qualification process for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada is still in its final stages, but plans for the 2019 edition are building momentum with bidding nations today visiting the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

Delegates representing the Football Associations of France and Korea Republic were welcomed by FIFA President Blatter and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke where they handed over their bid documents for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.

Today marks the end of a journey for the respective countries, who have now completed the bidding process; the last step prior to this being a ‘reconfirmation of interest’ on 15 June 2014.

Korea Republic, whose delegation included Korea Football Association president Mong Gyuchung, were the first to officially hand over their documents.

"We are very proud to bid for these two competitions," said Mong Gyuchung, president of the Korea FA. "We have the full support from our head of government (Korea Republic's president, Park Geunhye) and having this competition would certainly help greatly the development of women’s football in our country.

"It would be the first time we would organise a FIFA women’s tournament, but we have a good experience in other FIFA competition as we were in charge of the FIFA World Cup in 2002, of course, but also the U-17 World Cup in 2007, with the U-20 World Cup to come in 2017."

This experience of staging successful events was also referred to by FIFA President Blatter in receiving the bid documents. “We know you are very good organisers," he said. "We witnessed this at the various FIFA competitions you have organised in the past, so it would not be a first for you. It's a matter of trust with candidatures for organising tournaments. We wish you well. Good luck!”

Next up were France, with a delegation that included president Noel Le Graet, secretary-general Brigitte Henriques and national team coach Philippe Bergeroo.

“Women’s football has grown up a lot in France over the past decade at every single level and we have increased the number of players a lot in the past five years,” said Le Graet. “There is no doubt being granted these two competitions would give a huge boost to the development of women’s football in France. A lot of cities are interested in hosting the tournament.

FIFA will evaluate the bid submissions of the two candidates for what is one of world football’s fastest growing tournaments and the biggest women’s team sport event in the world with an official decision taken by the FIFA Executive Committee in March 2015.

“I’m a very happy President to see these two big football nations competing for these two women’s competitions,” said FIFA President Blatter.

“Both countries have recently organised a men’s FIFA World Cup; France in 1998 and Korea co-hosting with Japan in 2002 and it’s really great to see now their interest shifting towards women’s competition. I’ve always been behind women’s football and I’m therefore really glad to see this evolution. I wish them both good luck obviously, but I’m really confident that either will be fantastic organisers.”