The President of the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI), Erick Thohir, has revealed that Indonesia is in talks with Australia, Malaysia and Singapore to present a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup, news that has generated great interest in the region and among football lovers around the world.
However, Football Association Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Amin announced that Malaysia will not join Indonesia in hosting the 2034 World Cup. Instead, Malaysia expressed its support for Saudi Arabia’s bid for host the tournament in that edition.
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It should be noted that FIFA has already announced that the 2030 World Cup will take place on three different continents. Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will host the opening matches as part of the celebration of the centenary of the first World Cup. The rest of the tournament will be played in Spain, Morocco and Portugal.
In addition, the 2026 World Cup already has confirmed venues in Canada, Mexico and the United States, which guarantees that football continues to be a major global event.
The prospect of Indonesia, Australia and Singapore bidding jointly for the 2034 World Cup reflects the region’s desire to be part of one of the world’s biggest sporting events and promises competition between the bidding nations in the years to come. .