Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have put together a joint bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup.

The football associations from the three countries announced they had presented plans to FIFA and would draft more detailed plans including host cities in the next few months.

In a statement, the three nations, represented by Peter Bossaert (chief executive officer, RBFA), Heike Ullrich (deputy general-secretary DFB) and Gijs De Jong (general-secretary KNVB) said: "Women's football is known worldwide for its strong sense of community.

"All parties involved have an eye on the bigger picture and that is taking the sport to the next level, both on and off the pitch. The fact that we, as rivals and good neighbours, can manage this project together is in line with this idea.

"Although the development of women’s football in our individual countries is in different stages, we share the ambition to give the sport a huge boost, both nationally and internationally.

"We strongly believe that teamwork can make the difference and increase our chances to host this tournament."

The 2023 edition of the tournament will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Germany hosted the 2011 World Cup while the Netherlands staged the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament.