BTS fully support the successful bidding of the AFC Asian Cup 2023

Date Oct 14, 2022

The boyband group BTS supports the South Korea's bidding for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 with the release of the new video. Recently, BTS filmed a short video supporting Korea's bidding for the AFC Asian Cup 2023, expressing their hopes to host the game for the first time in 63 years since 1960. The video was uploaded on October 12 (Wed) at  the official website of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) and the Korea Football Association. Also, the video can be watched on the official SNS channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) of the MCST.


On the video BTS members expressed their wishes to win the bid for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 in Korea. J-Hope and Jimin said that if the Game is held in Korea, we will be able to witness the special moment of Street Cheering again like the 2002 World Cup. Each BTS member highlighted in the video, saying why Korea can be a good host for the upcoming Game. BTS Members Jin, Suga, and V expressed their expectations for the Asian Cup in a new format of a football festival, saying they will be able to present new joy to all Asian audiences and the fans of Korean culture. Jungkook added that if Korea hosts this Game next year, it will be special in that Korea holds the Games for the first time in 63 years since 1960. Last but not least, RM asked all Koreans to fully support the Korea winning the bid for the AFC Asian Cup 2023.


MCST official said that “The BTS, representing Korean culture (K-Culture), backing the bid of Korea’s host for the “AFC Asian Cup 2023” is a huge help.” Currently, South Korea is competing with Qatar, and Indonesia and the final announcement for the host country will be made next Monday, October 17. If South Korea wins the bid and becomes the host country, it will become a grand festival once again joined by all of the people. This will become Asia’s festival,  where all of the people will be able to enjoy sports and culture.