SEREMBAN, June 22 (Bernama) - The decision whether Asean will bid for the 2034 World Cup or not will be made at the Asean youth and sports ministers meeting at year end.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said he would raise the matter during the meeting and Asean countries only need to endorse it.
"We will offer other Asean countries to join us in organising the World Cup. Asean countries that want to become co-host must have the means as it needs a large allocation," he told reporters after closing 'Karnival Koperasi Zon Selantan 2014' jointly organised by the Cooperatives Commission of Malaysia (CCM) of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Koperasi Persahabatan Seremban Bhd, here Sunday.
Khairy said although Asean consists of ten countries, the International Football Federation (FIFA) does not allow all the countries to be involved.
"I understand that FIFA only allows a maximum of three or four countries that are willing to co-host among Asean countries.....