Sunday, January 10, 2010

Australian Football Chief Stumps for Asian World Cup

Arguing that a World Cup hosted in Asia during either 2018 or 2022 would generate the highest revenue for FIFA, Australian Football Federation Chairman Frank Lowry is pushing hard to bring the World Cup back to the Asian region for its second hosting duty.

Lowy has long championed the cause for the prestigious tournament to be held in Australia, while the likes of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Qatar have all expressed a desire to host the event.

Asia faces competition from Europe and North America but Lowy believes the region's rapid economic growth makes it an ideal candidate.

Australia chief backs Asia World Cup bids
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