03 .FIFA World Cup - Bids 08 (South Korea 2022 FIFA World Cup bid))

03 .FIFA World Cup - Bids 08 (South Korea 2022 FIFA World Cup bid))

South Korea 2022 FIFA World Cup bid

South Korea's 2022 World Cup bid logo
he Korea 2022 FIFA World Cup bid was the second official bid from the Korea Football Association or the KFA. If this bid was successful, Korea would have been hosting their second World Cup Finals and it would have been their first solo hosting since they shared the 2002 FIFA World Cup with other co-host Japan. Despite recent tensions, Han Sung-joo, chairman of the bid committee hoped to involve North Korea if South Korea received the bid.


Date Notes
15 January 2009 Applications formally invited
2 February 2009 Closing date for registering intention to bid
16 March 2009 Deadline to submit completed bid registration forms
14 May 2010 Deadline for submission of full details of bid
22–25 July 2010 Inspection committee visits Korea Republic
2 December 2010 FIFA appoints Russia as hosts for 2018 and Qatar for 2022 World Cup.

Candidate venues

Seoul Seoul Busan Incheon Incheon
Seoul World Cup Stadium Olympic Main Stadium Busan Asiad Main Stadium Incheon Munhak Stadium Incheon Asiad Main Stadium
FC Seoul Multiple uses Busan IPark Incheon Korail New Stadium
Capacity: 66,806
(plans to expand to 83,000)
Capacity: 69,950 Capacity: 53,864
(plans to expand to 60,000)
Capacity: 49,084 Capacity: 30,000
AFC Champions League Final 1st leg.jpg Seoul.Olympic.Stadium.01 copy.jpg BusanAsiadStadium.jpg 2014 Asian Games 5.jpg Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.jpg
Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Ulsan Suwon
Daegu Stadium Daejeon World Cup Stadium Gwangju World Cup Stadium Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium Suwon World Cup Stadium
Daegu FC Daejeon Citizen Gwangju FC Ulsan Hyundai Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Capacity: 66,422
(plans to expand to 81,422)
Capacity: 40,535 Capacity: 44,118
(plans to expand to 45,245)
Capacity: 44,102 Capacity: 43,959
    Gwangju World Cup Stadium.jpg Munsu 20121110 204310 5.jpg Suwon world cup.JPG
Goyang Jeonju Cheonan Jeju  
Goyang Stadium Jeonju World Cup Stadium Cheonan Stadium Jeju World Cup Stadium  
Goyang Hi FC Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Cheonan City FC Jeju United  
Capacity: 41,311 Capacity: 42,477 Capacity: 26,000
(plans to expand to 45,000)
Capacity: 35,657
(plans to expand to 43,657)
Goyang sta 1.JPG   Cheonan Stadium.JPG Jeju World Cup Stadium 2.JPG  

Official Bid Partners

  • Hana Bank
  • Samsung
  • Hyundai
  • Korean Air
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