FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia's bid to host the 2023 women's World Cup, telling the country's unhappy soccer chief that the assessment was conducted in a "highly objective" manner.

Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun wrote to FIFA last week, along with South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) president Alejandro Dominguez, to complain of "erroneous and discriminatory conclusions” in its report on the bid.

The Colombian proposal to bring the tournament to South America for the first time received the lowest score among FIFA's evaluation of the three bids to host the tournament.