AUSTRALIA has held discussions with
Indonesia about making a joint bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, Football
Federation Australia (FFA) said on Thursday.
“Football Federation Australia (FFA) confirms it has held discussions with the Indonesia Football
Association (PSSI) about the possibility to jointly bid for the 2034 FIFA World
Cup,” the FFA said in a statement emailed to Reuters.
“An Indonesia-Australia joint bid was
also discussed at last week’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Football Federation Council Meeting in Laos.”
The FFA statement comes days after Thai
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said 10 countries from the ASEAN bloc, including
Indonesia, would bid for the tournament at a news conference in Bangkok on
The FFA said it noted the joint South East
Asian bid was endorsed at the ASEAN summit.
“FFA welcomes the opportunity to further discuss the ASEAN bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup with fellow member associations in the region,” the statement added. – Reuters
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