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AFF supports Southeast Asia's bid to co-host the 2034 FIFA World Cup

AFF supports Southeast Asia's bid to co-host the 2034 FIFA World Cup

South East Asia Football Federation (AFF) has voiced support for Southeast Asia's initiative to attend the general package to organize the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

The idea of bringing the biggest football league on the planet to Southeast Asia was proposed during the 2019 ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok this week, where Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha announced the most. position of regional leaders on World Cup bidding packages.

Currently AFF, the regional sports management agency, has voiced support for the proposal.

"The Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) is pleased to announce that our regional leaders have pledged to support Southeast Asia to implement a joint bidding to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup," AFF president Khiev Sameth said.

“So far, we have always conceived that Southeast Asia, the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world, is able to organize a successful FIFA World Cup,” the new president Cambodian election earlier this year, Sameth said.

AFF supports Southeast Asias bid to co-host the 2034 FIFA World Cup

"A Southeast Asian FIFA World Cup will create economic and sporting benefits for the region as well as help strengthen the connection between 640 million people," he added.

"AFF will participate in this process and consider the right to host as well as taking into account the main factors including the minimum requirements defined to organize the tournament, timelines and other considerations," he said. Sameth said in the statement.

Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei are the 10 countries that make up Southeast Asia while Australia and East Timor are one of the members of the Southeast Asian Football Federation.