Football: Southeast Asia mull bid for 2030 WC

Asean considers proposal to stage the World Cup finals in Southeast Asia in 2030


Reuters January 18, 2011

SINGAPORE: A proposal to stage the World Cup finals in Southeast Asia in 2030 is being considered by members of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean). Zainudin Nordin, the president of  the Singapore FA said in a statement that the proposal had been made at an Asean Foreign Ministers meeting. “A joint bid by Asean will raise the international profile of the region and will also unite citizens of the member nations,” said Nordin.

In 2007 four Asean countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, hosted the 16-team Asian Cup, the continent’s top soccer tournament.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2011.

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