No World Cup for women in the Netherlands, joint bid with neighboring countries loses out to Brazil

No World Cup for women in the Netherlands, joint bid with neighboring countries loses out to Brazil

EPAFIFA President Gianni Infantino at the congress in Bangkok

NOS Voetbal•vandaag, 07:55

The Women’s World Cup will take place in Brazil in three years. The Brazilian bid received more votes at the FIFA congress in Bangkok last night than the joint bid of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

That is why – after the 2017 European Championship – there will be no second international final tournament on Dutch soil for the time being, but a World Cup for women will be organized in South America for the first time.

Well-known Brazilian stadiums such as the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and Mané Garrincha in the capital Brasilia are among the intended playing locations for the World Cup.

The joint bid of the Netherlands and the two neighboring countries already received a (slightly) lower assessment from FIFA last week. Gijs de Jong, secretary general of the KNVB, was not concerned about this at the time. “The most important thing is to cover the basics. And FIFA says both bids more than do that.”

The assessment did not mean anything for the final allocation, which was decided last night on the basis of individual votes from all FIFA member countries. Brazil received 119 votes, the bid from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany received 78.

The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany presented themselves with the bid ‘Breaking New Ground’. The countries hoped to win votes, especially with the short travel distances between the thirteen host cities.

In the Netherlands the intention was to complete competitions in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Heerenveen, Enschede and Rotterdam. Major matches had to take place in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and in the Borussia Dortmund stadium.

2024-05-17 05:55:20
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