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30/01/2009 02:04

Exclusive: Indonesia - Hosting World Cup Is Not Impossible

Indonesia may be the rank outsiders in the race to host the 2022 World Cup but football authorities in Jakarta have told Goal.com that they are in it to win it.

The south-east Asian nation announced its shock candidacy on Wednesday.

The host of the 2022 World Cup will be announced by FIFA in December 2010- the same time as the 2018 winner.

Qatar and Australia, and possibly China and Japan, will rival Indonesia to become Asia's best contender.

Mr. Nugraha Besoes, Indonesian FA (PSSI) General Secretary, told Goal.com: "We officially registered to host the World Cup in 2022, before the February 2 deadline set by FIFA.

"The rest is up to FIFA, whether or not they see Indonesia worthy of hosting a world tournament."

When asked why the Indonesian FA did this, Nugraha Besoes said because the nation succeeded in hosting the Asian Cup 2007.

"Two years ago, we had no idea that we would be chosen as hosts for Asia's biggest tournament. Nobody believed it.

"It was very surprising but we did it and it became a huge success. That's why it's not impossible for us to host the World Cup."

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  • 03:22 10 Feb 09 Hery Indonesia Still have time for preparation, and if we fail, the effect of preparation is good for the football improvement like stadium, league, and there are other World Cups after 2022, someday we will win it.
  • 20:32 09 Feb 09 Shant Indonesia I like this idea!! I think Indonesia has a unique culture n also the structures are good. But we still don't have enough good stadiums which will be able to make the spectators comfortable while watching the match. but having the world cup in Indonesia will be "something different"
  • 20:25 09 Feb 09 Shant Indonesia I like this idea!! I think Indonesia has a unique culture n also the structures are good. But we still don't have enough good stadiums which will be able to make the spectators comfortable while watching the match. but having the world cup in Indonesia will be "something different"
  • 19:02 08 Feb 09 hary jakarta Nice idea...
  • 04:22 07 Feb 09 paolo venice the romans dreaming about the moon....right now we walking on the moon-----indonesia we support you!!!!
  • 05:37 06 Feb 09 Andry Medan, Indonesia The poorest people is who can not dreaming again.... Indonesia, I agree and always support Indonesia for WC2022. Everybody who don't like, please sent your team to face Indonesian football teams like PSMS, Sriwijaya, Persija, Persipura, etc... You'll beaten by Indonesian football teams....
  • 13:03 05 Feb 09 Jaka Sembung naik ojek Everywhere Indonesia is the best for WC2022 , coz Indonesia has a lot of beautiful girls than aussie and malay. believe it .gwahahahahahaaa. betul kagak sih gua nulisnya hehehe
  • 20:08 04 Feb 09 dodes argentina they deserve it
  • 19:00 04 Feb 09 INDONESIA INDONESIA we fight for our rigths we fight for our lyberty and... we fight for WC 2022!! GO INDONESIA!!
  • 12:26 04 Feb 09 Charles Southampton i think indonesia can hold a WC 2022 and i know that indonesian loves football so much. we shall give them credit to prove theirselves that they can do that. we must support indonesia as we can.
  • 11:44 04 Feb 09 Joo Italy I think we should give Indonesia a change to hold the World Cup. Moreover, the time is still enough to make some preparation, and I believe Indonesia can do that. We have too many worries in this day which does not need to fear, the fears that makes us forget that we have the potential to do the best, including Indonesia, which is considered the country of corruption and terrorism. Also, the atmosphere of Indonesia at this time is relatively better, Manchester United itself dare to come there, doesn’t it? I never imagine before that Indonesia could run a big event such as Asian Cup last year, but it happen and we have to give credit for their succeed. It still 2009 and who knows 2018 or 2022 Indonesia become a great nation in economic and football. Indonesia has people who love football so great and I very…very…respect for that spirit.
  • 03:02 04 Feb 09 H2SO4 somewhere in the world yo my friends.... issue such as terrorism, corruption and all the bad things that you guys talked about can happen anywhere in the world. Moreover, 2022 is still long way to go. We never know what will happen in 2022, do we? So, dont ever underestimate other nations, im sure they can do it (host World Cup 2022) if they really want to do it. Good Luck Indonesia.
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