England one of five countries interested in staging the 2019 Women's World Cup
FIFA has confirmed that England are one of five countries interested in staging the 2019 Women's World Cup.
Last Updated: 09/05/14 5:22pm
France, South Korea, New Zealand and South Africa have also declared an interest in hosting the tournament.
The Football Association will now have to submit a hosting agreement and signed bidding document by October 31 if it is to commit to a firm move to put on the event.
A FIFA statement read: "Five countries have declared an interest in hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, namely England, France, Korea Republic, New Zealand and South Africa.
"Of these countries, England, France, Korea Republic and New Zealand also want to host the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2018.
"In principle, FIFA prefers these two tournaments to take place in the same country. South Africa will host the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2016."
England has never hosted the Women's World Cup, which was first contested in China in 1991.
Sweden, the United States on two occasions, China again and Germany have since put on the tournament, which like the men's World Cup takes place every four years.
Canada is due to host next year's tournament, with England firmly on course for automatic qualification after winning all six of their group matches so far, scoring 33 goals and conceding none.
FIFA has also announced that Northern Ireland has declared interest in hosting the 2018 Under-17 World Cup, along with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Finland and Sweden.