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Should Asean bid for the World Cup?

AMID heavy political discussions, there was at least one moment of levity during the recent Asean Summit. The president of the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa), Gianni Infantino, presented soccer jerseys to the 10 Asean heads of state.This ceremony marked the beginning of formal cooperation between Asean and Fifa to galvanise soccer and social development in the region and hopefully will give a boost to Asean’s joint bid to host the 2034 Fifa World Cup.


Amputee footballer aims high

JOHOR BARU: Fakri Raimi dreams of Malaysia one day playing in the World Cup football for amputees.

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Can China win the soccer World Cup with a handful of naturalised players? Probably not

President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire for China to one day host and maybe even win football’s greatest prize But a few passport-switching foreigners are unlikely to be enough to make his dreams come true