13 Apr '11, 9pm

FIFA member Worawi backs ASEAN's bold World Cup idea

SINGAPORE - Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi, a member of the powerful FIFA executive committee, is confident that the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) would be able to host a World Cup finals. The idea of a joint bid by the 10-member ASEAN to host the 2030 World Cup finals came alive at a foreign ministers' summit in Lombok, Indonesia in January. Malaysia was tasked to come up with a proposal and to submit a status report at the ASEAN Summit in Indonesia next month. On Sunday, the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) backed the idea of a joint bid. Speaking to MediaCorp over the phone from London yesterday, Worawi said: "This is just an idea now, and we're just collecting feedback. The process of bidding hasn't even started ... but I'm confident that in the next 20 years ASEAN will easily have the capability - in terms of infrastructure -...

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