Friday, May 14, 2010

Australia Submits 2018/2022 World Cup Bid

Australia has completed its formal bid to host either the 018 or 2022 World Cup, and submitted its documents to FIFA after securing cooperative statements from rugby officials.

The Bid contains unified Australian Government support and the unified support of the other major sporting codes after the final agreements required by FIFA were signed over the weekend.

It is a welcome announcement for the game in Australia just a day after AFL boss Andrew Demetriou threw his belated support behind the bid after his code and two others (Rugby Union and League) signed a binding agreement that resolved outstanding issues surrounding stadium use and the possible suspension of other codes during a World Cup year.

Australia's World Cup Bid Finalized With Support From All Rival Codes
May 10, 2010