Australia, Indonesia held talks for joint 2034 World Cup bid

Australia, Indonesia held talks for joint 2034 World Cup bid

Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, is one of the venues for the Fifa World Cup in 2022. Australia and Indonesia held talks on making a joint bid for the 2034 edition. (AP photo)
Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, is one of the venues for the Fifa World Cup in 2022. Australia and Indonesia held talks on making a joint bid for the 2034 edition. (AP photo)

MELBOURNE: 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 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 Asean Football Federation Council Meeting in Laos."

The FFA statement comes days after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said 10 countries from the Asean bloc, including Indonesia, would bid for the tournament at the Asean summit in Bangkok on Sunday.

The FFA said it noted the joint Southeast Asian bid was endorsed at the summit.

"FFA welcomes the opportunity to further discuss a Asean bid for the 2034 Fifa World Cup with fellow Member Associations in the region," the statement added.


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