17 Jan '11, 2pm

ASEAN discusses possible FIFA World Cup bid: SINGAPORE: ASEAN foreign ministers have discussed for the first tim...

SINGAPORE: ASEAN foreign ministers have discussed for the first time the possibility of a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup. It was one of the items on the agenda during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat and the ASEAN Coodinating Council Meeting in Lombok, Indonesia that ended on Monday. Last month, Russia was chosen to host the 2018 World Cup finals and Qatar won the bid to stage the event in 2022. Responding to media queries, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) says it will be working closely with the Community Development, Youth and Sports Ministry and Singapore Sports Council over ASEAN's proposal. FAS president, Zainudin Nordin, indicated it is possible for ASEAN to jointly host the event in 20 years' time. Mr Zainudin added it is possible to meet the football standards then due to the aggressive football youth development programmes of ASEAN member nati...

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