"As a part of Community building efforts, ASEAN FMs (foreign ministers) agreed to propose to enter a competition to JOINTLY host the Football World Cup in 2030,"
Another tweet was sent by Pitsuwan,Surin said he had received an "avalanche" of emails, Twitter and Facebook messages from people "excited" about the possible bid, in a "reservoir of ASEAN goodwill pouring out."
Football Association of Singapore president Zainudin Nordin said he would welcome an ASEAN bid.
"It is possible for ASEAN to jointly host the event in 20 years' time and to possibly meet the football standards then due to the aggressive football youth development programmes of ASEAN member nations," he said in a statement.
"A joint bid by ASEAN will raise the international profile of the region and will also unite citizens of the member nations."
Also the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lombok in January 2011 agreed the idea of joint bidding to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Solicitation for bids to host the 2030 World Cup will begin in January 2017 and the decision will be made in December 2018. Malaysia and the ASEAN Secretariat are scheduled to prepare a status report for the 18th ASEAN Summit on 7–8 May 2011 in Jakarta.
The Bidding Process is yet to begin but is expected to begin in 2024.
For the 2026 FIFA World Cup, it has been confirmed that stadiums must have a capacity of at least 40,000 for group round matches and second round matches, 60,000 for quarter final and 70,000 for the semi-finals and at least 80,000 for the Opening Match and Final. ASEAN not concerned have stadiums with such a capacity for the opening and final matches as of yet