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Joint Korean 2023 Women’s World Cup bid possible, says Infantino

North and South Korea are contemplating a joint bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, according to Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

It follows plans for a joint bid between the nations for the 2032 Summer Olympics.

“I have been hearing for the Women’s World Cup in 2023, the two Koreas,” Infantino said after a meeting of the International Football Association Board lawmaking body in Scotland. “I have been hearing that. It would be great.”

“They have been in a very, very difficult situation until recently,” Infantino added.

The 2023 Women’s World Cup hosting contest is already a crowded field. Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa have already expressed an interest in bidding, with Colombia and Thailand also contemplating bids.

Interested parties have until March 15 to submit a completed expression of interest form to Fifa.

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