President of FIFA Sepp Blatter has stated Japan could still host the FIFA Women's World Cup despite staging the 2019 Rugby World Cup in the same year.
Japan is set to become the first Asian country to host a Rugby World Cup in September 2019, running until the end of October the same year, and Blatter has opened the door for the country to stage the showpiece event of women's football a short time before it.
Blatter said: “Japan would be a good candidate or contender. They are a little bit afraid because they have the Rugby World Cup in the same year but the sports are totally different.”
Japan has just finished hosting the 2012 Women's Under-20 World Cup and they currently hold the 'World Cup winners' title winning the tournament in the Commerzbank-Arena, Germany last summer.
The next edition of the tournament in 2015 is set to be stage by Canada.
Posted on 12/09/2012