FFA chairman confident of Australia 2022 World Cup bid

July 26, 2010

Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy has said he is confident Australia will be successful in its bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

A FIFA delegation begins a three-day inspection of the country today, vialis 40mg where it will visit and evaluate stadiums, training facilities and hotels.

And Lowy is confident the delegation will like what it sees. He said: “I feel optimistic and I feel we have made a good case. There is sympathy for Australia. We are well known for staging world-class events and meet the best standards.

“We have been talking to the [FIFA] executive committee members, I expect come December the world will be in favour of Australia for 2022.”

Australia is competing with the United States, Qatar, South Korea and Japan to host the 2022 tournament.

Australia had originally intended to bid for the 2018 competition, but dropped out when it became clear FIFA wanted a European host.