Talks between Indonesia and Australia to submit a joint bid to run for the 2034 World Cup Talks between Indonesia and Australia to submit a joint bid to run for the 2034 World Cup

Talks between Indonesia and Australia to submit a joint bid to run for the 2034 World Cup

Talks between Indonesia and Australia to submit a joint bid to run for the 2034 World Cup

Eric Tohir, President of the Indonesian Football Association, confirmed that there are talks between his country and Australia regarding the possibility of submitting a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup.
Tuhir explained in statements reported by the Qatari beIN Sports network that Jakarta, Indonesia, and Canberra, Australia, may prepare their own file.

The President of the Indonesian Federation stated that he raised the issue with his Australian counterpart at the FIFA General Assembly in Rwanda last March and that talks have been continuing since then.

He continued: "At that time, Australia said, 'Let's go about it together.' I replied, 'Okay, we are ready, and it is up to the government of each country to speak out.'"

Tuhir stressed that the deadline set by FIFA to receive nomination files accelerated the talks, and he even raised the matter with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who responded positively.

Last week, FIFA called on national federations from Asia and Oceania to submit nomination files for the 2034 edition, after naming the joint bid of Morocco, Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 edition, with three matches being held in South America in the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, to celebrate the centenary of the start of the event. Global.

The deadline for submitting confirmation letters from national member associations interested in running will be October 31. 

The FIFA Congress will approve the final hosting bid starting in the last quarter of 2024.

According to Thohir, the options for the joint file include Indonesia and Australia with New Zealand, or Indonesia and Australia with Malaysia and Singapore, according to what he stated: “We are still open to those options, and we still have a few weeks before the nomination deadline expires.”

Australia has expressed its interest in hosting the 2034 World Cup, after its successful hosting of the women's finals in partnership with its neighbor New Zealand.

Australian Federation CEO James Johnson expressed his country's interest in running to host the 2034 World Cup, saying: "Our vision extends locally and globally. We are at our best in Australia when we bring the most prominent tournaments to our fans."

It is noteworthy that the Asian Football Confederation supported Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2034 World Cup.

Due to the events in Palestine Al-Ahly of Egypt postpones the opening of its projects

Al-Ahly Club’s Board of Directors issued an official statement announcing a new decision regarding the Red Castle headquarters in Sheikh Zayed.
Al-Ahly announced the postponement of the opening of some construction and service projects at the Al-Ahly branch in Sheikh Zayed, which was scheduled for today, Wednesday.

Al-Ahly explained in its statement that the decision to postpone came in light of the events taking place in Palestine.

At the same time, members will begin, as of Wednesday, to use and benefit from these aforementioned projects

Last Saturday, Hamas launched Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood,” during which thousands of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, and specific operations were carried out, including storming several settlements on the Gaza Strip, and street war clashes took place between Palestinian fighters and Israeli forces, which responded by launching Operation “Iron Swords” and launched raids. Violent air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
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