Brazil Interested in Hosting 2019 Women’s World Cup

September 18, 2013

Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has confirmed that the country is interested in hosting the Women’s World Cup in 2019 or 2023.

Rebelo confirmed that he had talked to FIFA President Sepp Blatter about the idea and if successful Brazil would host the Women’s tournament in the same year they host the Copa America.

”I think other countries are interested in holding the event,” Rebelo said. ”We’ll have to look at the calendar. If we don’t get it for 2019, then we’ll have to look at another year (2023).”

Brazil is currently preparing for the 2014 World Cup after hosting the Confederations Cup this year.

The country will also host the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio but both tournaments are struggling to stay on schedule and have caused outrage from the public over the spiralling costs of hosting the events.

New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President John Coates described Rio 2016 and their slow preparations as the IOC’s “biggest challenge,” last week, piling extra pressure on the event organisers.

Canada will host the 2015 Women’s World Cup.