Joint Women's World Cup will build a bridge towards peace, says Korean football boss

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press)
The 2019 Women's World Cup came to an end on Sunday in France with the USA being crowned champions of the world again. This was the most successful Women's football tournament in history and attention will now turn to where the 2023 edition will be held. 

The bid could make peace  

Step in North and South Korea as they bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup, a tournament they say could help build peace between the two countries. As the Korean football president, Chung Mong-gyu said in an interview with Yonhap News Agency.
"Football is stronger than you may think, holding the Women's World Cup here will help pave the way for peaceful inter-Korean exchanges, and also foster balanced growth of sports on the peninsula."
He went on to add that he truly believed that a joint bid would be possible but they would first have to continue with peace between the countries.

There is still a while for this bid to be put together too with countries having to submit their final bid to FIFA on 4th October, with the host expected to be announced 20th March 2020.   

With the tournament unable to be on the same continent two years in a row here is the list of countries looking to submit a bid.

Australia
Brazil
Colombia
Japan
South Korea and North Korea
Argentina
New Zealand
South Africa
Bolivia

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