Malaysia withdraw from World Cup 2034 bid

Malaysia have officially withdrawn from the bid to host the 2034 World Cup.

Previously, Malaysia were leading a group of four Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, to propose for a joint bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

According to reports from Vietnam, the decision has been made after Malaysia football chiefs were unhappy with the supports from Asian Football Federation to the denial of their drawing system proposal for SEA Games 2017.

Since the withdrawal of Malaysia, Football Association of Thailand (FAT) immediately express their willingness to take the lead in the 2034 World Cup bid.

“Our target is hosting the 2034 World Cup, which is the world-renowned event. This will help improve the quality of Thai football,” FAT president Somyot Poompanmoung said, as quoted byVietnamnet.