Another potential first-time World Cup host, Australia brought its “Come Play!” slogan – and supermodel Elle MacPherson – before the executive committee.
Australia promises “a ‘no worries’ experience for all,” highlighting the security the country can offer to visitors. The bid also highlights the football development aspects of an Australia World Cup, including funding for major football projects across the country and all of Oceania.
A major potential setback for FIFA in sending the Cup down under – or to either of the other two Asian Football Confederation countries – is the fact that such a move would keep the tournament out of economic powerhouse China until at least 2034. The country’s remoteness and vast distances between host cities also pose problems for FIFA.