FFA reportedly launching joint 2034 World Cup bid with Indonesia

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Australia are launching a bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup alongside as much as plenty of south-east Asian international locations.

Ian Ransom of Fairfax Media is reporting that the FFA have confirmed their intentions in a press release to Reuters.

“An Indonesia-Australia joint bid was additionally mentioned finally week’s ASEAN Soccer Federation Council Assembly in Laos,” it reads.

The ASEAN bloc not too long ago endorsed an audacious bid to co-host the 2034 World Cup amongst ten totally different international locations within the area, together with Indonesia, however not together with Australia.

Nonetheless, with the World Cup set to develop from 32 groups to 48 in 2026, multi-country bids are being seen as an more and more viable possibility for the match. After 2022’s controversial Qatar occasion, the USA, Canada and Mexico will all mix to host the World Cup in 2026, whereas a number of multi-country teams are within the field seat to host the 2030 match; an African group (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), a South American group (Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile) and three European ones (Romania, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia, UK and Northern Eire, and Portugal and Spain).

Australia put collectively a complete bid to host the 2022 World Cup, just for the occasion to be controversially awarded to Qatar. Allegations of bribery and corruption have lengthy since marred the bidding course of for that match, with the choice however attracting extreme criticism over cultural and environmental components, in addition to alleged human rights abuses throughout the building course of.

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