The 2017 FIPFA World Cup date and location were announced on Sunday, with the event scheduled to take place in Kissimmee, Florida at Osceola Heritage Park from July 5 to 9.
Organizers of the bid said of their selection to host the event, “Thank you to all the event planners in Florida who have worked tirelessly over the past 6 months to help bring our dream of hosting the World Cup to the United States. It has been quite the feat to bring an event like this to the states and we are excited to be able to showcase this incredible sport on US soil! We look forward to all of our soccer friends and families across the world to come support the highlight of our sport, where the top ten best teams in the world compete for the world title! A special thank you to the sales teams in Florida for helping to bring this to fruition! In particular Sue Rugala with Gaylord Palms Hotel, Calee Watson with Osceola Heritage Park, and the entire team at Kissimmee Sports, especially John Poole and April Johnson. They have all worked tirelessly to help us make this happen! We look forward to working together over the next year to make this the best event ever!”
The ten teams selected to compete in Florida will be announced at a later date, with only the United States as hosts confirmed.