Australia is exploring a bid for the 2034 Males’s World Cup – buoyed by FIFA’s reward of its co-hosting of the ladies’s occasion.
A earlier try and deliver the 2022 males’s showpiece to Australia garnered only one vote from FIFA executives amid issues about backroom offers.
The FIFA course of has been overhauled since a wave of corruption investigations with all 211 member associations now voting on World Cup hosts – relatively than a secret, closed committee – and inspection scoring of bids is revealed.
In addition to the principle World Cup for nationwide groups, Australia additionally now sees a possibility to bid to host the brand new 32-team quadrennial males’s Membership World Cup.
Soccer Federation Australia CEO James Johnson instructed Sky Information: “We’re so pleased with how the Women’s World Cup is panning out.
“I believe we have proven the world that we are able to host high tier competitions right here in Australia.
“There’s a possibility to maybe bid for the 2029 (males’s) Membership World Cup and the 2030 Males’s World Cup. And that is one thing we’re trying into for the time being.
“It will require assist from our authorities. It will require us to seek out co-hosts in our area. So we’re taking a look at our totally different choices which can be obtainable.
“We would like to make use of the success of the Girls’s World Cup as a springboard to bid for different high tier competitions.”
Australia has been co-hosting the primary Girls’s World Cup with an expanded 32-team discipline with New Zealand.
The boys’s World Cup is rising from 2026 to 48 groups. International locations should accommodate 104 matches relatively than 64. The final 32-team version was held in Qatar final 12 months.
“I do not assume it’s an unfavourable time zone,” Mr Johnson mentioned in an interview in Sydney. “If you happen to take a look at international locations like China or India and even the USA, these are among the largest international locations on the planet.
“However soccer is just not the largest sport in these international locations. So if you play competitions on this a part of the world on this time zone, that is the viewers that you simply’re tapping into.
“And if we need to be the largest sport on the planet, and we’re the largest sport on the planet, however within the largest markets, I believe we’d like extra competitions in a lot of these time zones.”
Securing public funding in Australia is much from sure.
Victoria state final month withdrew from internet hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Video games due to an enormous improve within the projected value of staging the occasion.
However the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics are going to Queensland after Brisbane was awarded the summer time video games.
The Girls’s World Cup last might be contested on 20 August within the stadium that fashioned the centrepiece of the Sydney 2000 Olympics – with Australia’s Matildas nonetheless in rivalry.