This will be FIFA’s 74th annual congress but the first to be held in a country belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The 2024 FIFA Congress is expected to have the participation of over 1,000 delegates from around the world. This is an opportunity for FIFA members from 211 football federations around the world to nominate themselves to host the FIFA World Cup and propose candidates for the position of FIFA President. In addition, the congress will also choose the host country for the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
Thai officials expect the 2024 FIFA Congress to build confidence and enhance Thailand’s reputation as a host of a global event in line with the government’s goals. The event also paves the way for Thailand to present itself as a potential host of the FIFA World Cup by coordinating with other ASEAN countries to become co-hosts, as one of FIFA’s requirements for the country Hosting the FIFA World Cup is the country that hosted the FIFA Congress.