Despite the fact that the Indonesian Football Association has negotiated co-hosting with Australia, it prefers to support Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.
|FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Photo: Getty Images)
Indonesia continues its preparations to apply to host the World Cup after 2034 He wrote in his statement eric theer, President of the Indonesian Association, who reported last week that he was negotiating with Australia on a joint nomination to which Malaysia and Singapore would join.
FIFA is awaiting official applications from interested parties until next October 31, and the final application must be submitted next July. In addition to Saudi Arabia, Australia, which is co-hosting the Women’s World Cup this year with New Zealand, is interested in the 2034 event, which has not yet hosted the men’s World Cup. He entered the battle to organize the 2022 World Cup – awarded to Qatar – but was eliminated in the first round of voting.
Indonesia’s announcement today is important because Gianni Infantino At the beginning of October, the FIFA President asked the AFC that the national federations stand united behind a candidate. FIFA strives to organize World Cups between continents in a sort of crop rotation. Based on this principle, the countries of the Asian and Oceanian Confederation can apply to host the World Cup scheduled after 11 years.
The 2026 World Cup – no longer 32 teams, but 48 – belongs to the North and Central American region, and the tournament will be hosted by Canada, the United States and Mexico, while the 2030 tournament will be organized by Spain, Portugal and Morocco. This match will be held in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.