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PROPOSAL: An ASEAN joint team will attend the 2034 FIFA World Cup?

PROPOSAL: An ASEAN joint team will attend the 2034 FIFA World Cup?

As ASEAN countries is planning to apply to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup, there is an idea that it is necessary to gather the strongest players of 10 countries to create an ASEAN team.

At the ASEAN Summit held on June 23th, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said leaders in Southeast Asia had pledged to support the launch of the 2034 FIFA World Cup bid.

10 ASEAN countries participating in this campaign include Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei.

In 2026 - the first FIFA World Cup was attended by 48 teams, the host was granted to three countries including Mexico, the United States and Canada. The decision to expand the scale of the planet's attractive playground football makes it difficult for countries to join together to gain the right to host.

PROPOSAL: An ASEAN joint team will attend the 2034 FIFA World Cup?

Although FIFA did not set a national co-host standard, the ten countries that are co-organized are still big numbers and there is no way all of those countries' teams will win the World Cup finals.

According to Australia's The World Games page, there is an idea that an ASEAN team should be formed that includes the best players from the regional national teams.

This is also the proposal of ABS-CBN news. According to the Philippine newspaper, the ASEAN region is home of more than 640 million people, many of whom are passionate about football even if their teams have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

However, experts say a lot of effort is required to explain in detail how 10 countries can co-host the FIFA World Cup, suggesting the possibility of forming a joint team of the best players in the ASEAN nations.

PROPOSAL: An ASEAN joint team will attend the 2034 FIFA World Cup?

The first time the FIFA World Cup were held as co-host was in 2002 in Korea and Japan. Despite the feeling that these two tournaments took place in two different places, the 17th FIFA World Cup was still successful when tourists enjoy the change in space and culture when moving through these two countries.