The FIFA World Cup is arguably the greatest sporting platform in the world, rivaling the reach of even the Olympic Games. The most popular sport in the world has a worldwide following that can barely be match by any other sport. The World Cup is the mega event which takes place every four years and is one which is eagerly awaited by football fans all around the globe. But news has just filtered in that a shocking quadruple bid for FIFA 2030 World Cup is in store for us.
In what is an audacious move, North Korea is planning on bidding for the FIFA World Cup in a joint collaboration with South Korea, Japan and China.
South Korea and Japan have already hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2002. The event was a successful one albeit marred by some controversies on the pitch. Now, South Korea is willing to put its tensions with North Korea at bay and wish to join hands in bringing the World Cup back to South East Asia.
South Korea’s football chief, Chung Mong-gyu, had the following to say about this proposed bid for the World Cup.
“If South Korea, North Korea, China and Japan have a discussion, I think we have a good possibility of co-hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup,” Chung told reporters.
Chung has just recently won a seat on the FIFA board which puts him in a position of power. He is also the first South Korean to attain a place on the FIFA board.
“If South Korea, China, and Japan decide to stage the World Cup, it can be really appealing to others in terms of financial conditions,” Chung said. “We have a very attractive football market.
That being said, North Korea might be a bit pre-occupied these days, what with all the nuclear missile threats that they are so keen on spreading to the world.