England plot bid to host 2031 Women’s World Cup

England plot bid to host 2031 Women’s World Cup

England is considering a bid to host the 2031 Women’s World Cup.

FA chairwoman Debbie Hewitt believes hosting the tournament would have a “hugely positive” impact on the country and build on the success of last year’s Euros, when the Lionesses won on home soil.

The FA is focused on winning the vote to host the men's Euro 2028 in October but will then consider a Women's World Cup bid.

Hewitt told the Times: "We want to be known as a centre for successfully hosting major events.

“It has a hugely positive impact on the country and on local communities who participate, so why wouldn't we have ambitions to host a Women's World Cup, particularly as the women's game is growing?

“Our mind is focused on Euro 2028 and we have a very difficult and important bid to win, but you should always keep your mind's eye on what's the next one and what can we do to put ourselves in good shape, and the Women's World Cup is a very attractive proposition.”

The bidding process will not open until the host of the 2027 tournament is decided next May.

Should a joint bid from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium be successful, there will not be a second successive European host so England would have to wait until 2035 at the earliest.