South Korea's president Moon Jae-in proposes 2030 World Cup bid with North Korea
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in suggested on Monday that countries in Northeast Asia could form a bloc - including isolated North Korea - to co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, his presidential office said.
"If the neighbouring countries in Northeast Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace in North and South Korea as well as Northeast Asia," Moon was cited as saying by his spokesman Park Su-hyun.
England's players celebrate with the trophy during the awards ceremony after winning the U-20 World Cup
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The South Korean president has been open to more dialogue with North Korea since he was elected on May 10. North Korea has so far shown no sign of responding, however, instead conducting missile tests at an unprecedented pace in defiance of the global sanctions imposed on it.