HomeNewsEventsFootballNorth Korea

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.

Most recent

After launching in Miami this spring, the Sports Decision Makers Summit – from SportBusiness and Sportel – came to London's Rosewood hotel on July 9-10. This is what we learned from our expert speakers.

Liverpool FC decided to arrange its own tour of the United States this summer, rather than compete in the pre-season International Champions Cup, because the club preferred to be "independent" and have more freedom to arrange opponents, dates and venues.

As the Tour de France moves towards its conclusion in Paris, Kevin Roberts talks to Ralph Denk, team manager of the German Bora-Hansgrohe team about the business of running and funding an international cycling outfit.

As France's Ligue 1 is staging a four-team tournament in Washington DC this week, Bob Williams looks at how it aims to expand its reach into the US and improve overseas media-rights income.