2019 World Cup Announcement

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 7:37 UTC

The Federation Board takes great pleasure in formally announcing the venue for the 2019 World Cup, that being Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Prior to the decision to award the World Cup to Malaysia the President and the Director of Finance travelled to Kuala Lumpur to inspect the venue, accommodation, ground transport and other matters along with meetings with respective Malaysian government departments. The report was favourable and supported the decision to appoint the Malaysian Touch as the Host Nation for 2019.

Congratulations must go the Bryan O'Connor, Malaysian Touch officials for their foreesight and initiative in preparing such a comprehensive submission. The support of the Malaysian government as promoted during the meetings between the Government representatives and FIT officials will certainly assist in the 2019 World Cup being a success.

Malaysia is a very central venue for all the Federations members with the timeframes being conducive to TV scheduling as well as communication to and from NTA supporters and results pages on the Internet.

The Board looks forward to continued discussions and planning during Malaysia's visit to the 2015 World Cup.

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