Japan will bid to host the Women’s World Cup scheduled for 2024, according to the Japan Football Association’s (JFA) statement made on Thursday.
The initial plan of Japan Football Association was to campaign for the 2019 tournament, with FIFA President Sepp Blatter already agreeing to host the women’s international showpiece.
However, Japan is already hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020. This was the reason for JFA to consider organizing its first Women’s World Cup in a free year, according to the local press.
The country will also be able to benefit from all the facilities already prepared or renovated for the Olympic Games.
“The new National Stadium will be available for us to use, and we can hold a much better tournament then,” JFA Vice President Kozo Tashima said.
Nadeshiko Japan won the 2011 Women’s World Cup.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior women’s national teams of the members of FIFA. The championship has been awarded every four years since the 1991 inaugural tournament held in China.
It involves 16 teams that are competing for the title.