08 Feb '11, 9am

Should 2028 Asean Cup winners qualify for 2030 World Cup?

Should 2028 Asean Cup winners qualify for 2030 World Cup?

Malaysia's team celebrates after defeating Indonesia in the second leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup soccer final matches. -- PHOTO: AP ASEAN - it has been widely reported since January - is considering making a combined bid to host football's World Cup in 2030. But fans in Asean countries will no doubt wonder which nations will automatically qualify to play. Host nations automatically get a berth. One idea touted among football circles is that the winner of the Asean Cup in 2028 should qualify for the World Cup finals if the bid is won. (Right now, Malaysia are the latest champions for the 2010 title, currently known as the Suzuki Cup held once every two years) Readers, what do you think of this idea? Any other ideas you feel should be considered, considering that Asean has a number of member nations? Tell us below or at our Facebook page.

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