ASEAN nations agree to jointly bid for World Cup 2034

Foreign ministers of ASEAN member countries agreed to launch a joint bid to host the World Cup 2034 - the biggest sporting event on the planet.

He revealed the information after a meeting withhis counterparts from member states of the Association of Southeast AsianNations (ASEAN) in Bangkok on June 22.

The proposal was made by the ASEAN foreign ministersand submitted to the 34th ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok from June 22 to 23, hesaid.

The idea of co-hosting the World Cup 2034 wasinitiated by Somyot Poompanmoang, President of the Football Association ofThailand.

Somyot initially suggested that Thailand andIndonesia would try to enter a bid for the 2034 football tournament. Egyptreportedly is also keen to host the event in 2034.

Japan and the Republic of Korea successfullyco-hosted the World Cup finals in 2002. The 2026 World Cup will be jointlystaged by the US, Canada and Mexico.-VNA

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