Japan Football Association today, on 22 June, announced its withdrawal from the Bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™. Below is the statement from TASHIMA Kohzo, President of Japan Football Association and Chairperson of Japan Bid Committee.
Over the years, Japan's contribution to develop the women's game has extended overseas. Coaches have been dispatched to Asian countries/regions and grassroots events have been conducted, to ensure Asian women's football will be raised to the world's top level.
Japan first declared to become a candidate to host the FIFA Women's World Cup™ at the JFA Executive Committee in 2007. Along with the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and establishment of Women's Professional Football league, the Japan FA has been thriving to push forward the enhancement and development of women's football. The decision to withdraw from the Bid was taken after careful and thorough consideration in the Japan Bid Committee as well as the JFA Executive Committee. .....
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