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Australia Is Set To Bid For 2030 Or 2034 World Cup

The Australian Football(FA) chiefs on Thursday, told The Australian newspaper that they are developing plans to host either the men's 2030 or 2034 World Cup to compliment the country's recent successful bid for the women's 2023 tournament.

The move was conceived after Australia's unsuccessful bid for the 2022 World Cup which Qatar controversially won.

Accordingly, the bid has been funded with an estimated $46m of taxpayers' money.

James Johnson, the Football Australia chief executive officer naturally because of Australia's successful bid for the women's 2023 World Cup and the country being awarded the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane, believes that the time could be right to try again.

"We'll host a great competition in 2030.

"We're going to wrap a legacy around it for the game, but we've got to squeeze more juice out of this and it could be a stepping stone with the successful delivery of that toward more FIFA competition.

"And there's a trend. Look at Canada-which hosted the women's World Cup in 2015 and 11 years later they're going to host the men's World Cup with the US [and Mexico]. Look at Brazil-they hosted the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016".

Johnson relinquished the 2030 event was likely to go to Europe or South America, given the subsequent one is in Qatar, which like Australia is part of the Asian Football Confederation, and 2026 is in North America.

Nonetheless, 2034 was more open. 

Preparatory discussions between Football Australia(FA) and sporting events officials have already taken place, according to Rod McGeoch, the former Sydney 2000 Olympics bid chief who now works at Destination NSW.

According to James Johnson, he is working on towering support to move an official bid forward.

"I have started [working on a possible bid] for 2030... I feel we have got to start".

"We are quietly away and with the women's World Cup in 2023, that is a big opportunity for us [as] FIFA will have an office in [Sydney]".

The Australian national team has played in the last four World Cups and hope to qualify for Qatar 2022.

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