Replies to Media ● Jun 24, 2019

FAS’ response to query on joint bid for 2034 World Cup


“A successful bid by ASEAN to host the World Cup would see the global football community focus their attention on the region. This is turn will galvanise the sport here and lift it to the next level. It would be most visible in the long term impact given that the ASEAN’s football community will be the one to benefit, especially with improved football infrastructure. It would also allow the ASEAN football fans to come together as one as they cooperate with one another for the programming that is required to host a tournament of such a scale. Such a reaction is in line with FIFA’s ambition of having football as the vehicle to unite the world.

We look forward to engaging with the regional Member Associations to explore the feasibility of such a joint bid.”

– FAS President Lim Kia Tong