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FIFA Women's World Cup in Africa?

South Africa prepares bid

BY Agnes Amondi

Sep 21, 2022, 09:56 AM

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Is there a more deserving African country than South Africa that should make a historic bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup?

Well, some of you might point to Morocco after what they pulled off during the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations. Fine. Good argument. However, South Africa has time and again demonstrated its dedication to investing and developing women's football.

Its efforts bore fruit by qualifying for its first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019 - they were knocked out in the group stage - and have now made it to the biggest showpiece in the women's game for a second consecutive time. Not just that, they are heading to Australia & New Zealand as African champions.

Now, the South African Football Association (SAFA) announced its intentions to bid for the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. This is good news for everyone on the continent but, they'll face stiff competition from a joint bid from Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

To get full details on South Africa's bid and what SAFA said, BBC Sport prepared this report.

Read here.