Thursday, August 13, 2015

Game Back On: ASEAN's World Cup Bid

The joint ASEAN Football World Cup bid looks alive again, despite fits and starts., with the regional bloc initiating a feasibility study.  I’ve posted on this topic several times, most recently here, and I still think an ASEAN World Cup would bring many benefits for the region.  Of course, one question that should be resolved is which countries would get the automatic World Cup finalist slot(s): that’s quite important because no ASEAN country has ever made the finals (Indonesia participated in 1938 as a Dutch colony).