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Tourism minister puts brake on Thailand hosting 2034 football World Cup

 

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Thailand's tourism and sports minister Kobkarn Wattanavarangul has cautioned the country's football authorities in their eagerness to stage the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

 

She said it costs a lot of money, uses a big budget and could leave the country facing hardship as a result.

 

But she personally likes the idea and would lend her ministry's support.

 

Thailand's football chiefs of FAT announced their intention at a meeting in Bali to put in a bid to jointly host the tournament with Indonesia.

 

The World Cup is the sporting world's biggest event and only Asian powerhouses Japan and South Korea in 2002 were successful in bringing the sports' showpiece event to the continent.

 

The minister commented to Voice TV:

 

"Personally I like the plans and I think it is a great idea for Thailand. But the World Cup means a big investment and would use a large budget so everything needs to be looked at very carefully.

 

"But my ministry is ready to help with the bid as necessary".

 

She also cautioned that some countries have staged a successful World Cup but have struggled in the aftermath.

 

"What comes after the tournament is important as the World Cup has pulled the economy of some countries down so everything must be examined in detail".

 

She mentioned that stadiums would need to be built and that would mean a lot of cooperation with the private sector.

 

Source: Voice TV

 
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Allready hardship in many sectors. Why not one more?

Great to have a tourism minister that se the hardship it can create, at the same time as supporting the idea. :crazy:

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If I'd say they're being delusional about even think to host Football World Cup, I'd be crazy optimistic...

Next step: host ski World Championship or Olympic Games.

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Why not? 2034 headline will read: Thai Junta Hosts Worst World Cup Ever:post-4641-1156693976:

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ooooooh, the World Cup, ey?!

Will that be after the F1- race or ahead of it?

Or when pigs fly and hell freezes over?

 

Dreamers!

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This is so funny like Thailand would get it anyway. Is this the same one who said no one comes to Thailand for the girls.

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21 minutes ago, Tom Parkinson said:

She's just being coy. The real reason is that it's not in the 20-year Strategic Plan!

Doesn't need to be in the Plan. They are hoping to use the 2034 World Cup as a celebration of 20  years of junta rule. 2014 - 2034. Also expect a huge monument with a statue of Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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7 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

Don’t worry, Ms Kobkarn. 

 

It won’t happen. 

...may-be apply now for 2074?

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It would be a tad hot in bkk for soccer anytime of year. Security, well thats another issue, then there will be the bribes etc to figure out..... may as well try for the winter olympics 555.

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