FIFA Hints At Joint Korean Effort To Host Women’s World Cup

March 4, 2019

Last week’s de-nuclearization summit may have been a bust, but there continues to be more noise from the Korean peninsula about sporting collaboration between North and South.

Following recent confirmation by the IOC that the countries are planning a joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, now FIFA is getting into the act – with an event that would a decade sooner.

At the International FA Board meeting this weekend in Aberdeen, Scotland, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “I have been hearing for the women’s World Cup in 2023, the two Koreas. I have been hearing that — it would be great.”

“It would definitely show the power of football. They have been in a very, very difficult situation until recently.”

The world governing body is believed to have received an “expression of interest” form from the Koreas ahead of next month’s deadline for applications.