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Australia WCup bid hurt by stadium fight

Australia WCup bid hurt by stadium fight

The chairman of Football Federation Australia has admitted that "unnecessary" squabbling among football codes over stadium usage may have hurt Australia's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
A football website produced a critical assessment of Australia's bid, saying it had plummeted to seventh-best due to recent fights over stadiums involving the Australian Football League, the peak body of Australian Rules football.
FFA chairman Frank Lowy said Friday that the website report was "a lot of nonsense" but again criticized the AFL for its tough approach to stadium availability.
Australia, the United States, England, Russia, and joint bids from Belgium-Netherlands and Spain-Portugal are bidding for either 2018 or 2022. Japan, South Korea and Qatar are bidding only for 2022.


Updated : 2021-02-26 10:13 GMT+08:00