Aldo Rebelo, the sports minister of Brazil, has said that the country could mount a bid to host a future Women's World Cup, perhaps as early as 2019.
While focus is on Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Rebelo said he has held talks with Sepp Blatter, president of Fifa, soccer's governing body, about the women's tournament.
Rebelo said: "I proposed the idea. I think other countries are interested in holding the event. 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."
Brazil is already slated to stage the 2019 Copa America, South America’s men's national teams competition.
Canada will hold the 2015 Women's World Cup.