Indonesia-Thailand to bid for 2034 World Cup

By Seng Foo 23 September 2017 2781
Indonesia-Thailand to bid for 2034 World Cup
Indonesia and Thailand will submit a joint bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

It was confirmed by the official ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) portal on Saturday following the 12th AFF Council Meeting, which also saw the appointment of Joko Driyono, deputy president of the Indonesian FA (PSSI), as the new AFF vice president.

This came after Indonesia previously signalled their intent to partner with other Southeast Asian countries to host international football's most prestigious competition.

"Both the PSSI and the FAT [Football Association of Thailand] have the support of their respective governments and, as such, we at the AFF are supportive of this joint bid," AFF secretary-general Azzuddin Ahmad was quoted saying.

To date, no other country has confirmed or submitted a bid for the 2034 World Cup yet.

The North American trio of Canada, Mexico and the United States will compete with Morocco to host the World Cup in 2026, while the only bid confirmed so far for the 2030 edition is Uruguay-Argentina.

If successful, it will be the third time that Asia plays host to a World Cup after South Korea-Japan in 2002 and Qatar in 2022.

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