Indonesia is set to lead a consortium of Southeast Asia countries in a bid to host the 2034 World Cup, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) said on Wednesday.
PSSI vice president Joko Driyono said the country had proposed to lead a consortium of Southeast Asia countries in a council meeting of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) in Vietnam.
“It will be officially endorsed in the council meeting in Bali in September”, Driyono said.
The PSSI vice president also said that the bid to host football’s biggest tournament was “ambitious”, but the consortium had 17 years to prepare.
Only two or three of the 10 ASEAN countries would be in a position to host a World Cup match, due to geographical and infrastructure considerations, Driyono added.
It was reported that China is considering a bid to host either the 2030 or 2034 World Cup.