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Australia ´facing huge bill´ to stage football W.Cup

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australians could be up for a one billion dollar (980 million US) bill to pay for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup if the country wins the bid next month, reports said.

The federal and state governments have promised Football Federation Australia they will pick up a substantial share of the costs in improved security, public transport, customs and immigration services to stage the football tournament if the bid is successful, reports said on Tuesday.

The Age newspaper estimated the cost of the government undertakings at about one billion dollars.

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GJ234946d ago

That really is a big bill. Makes you wonder if it's worth it

kulka4946d ago

Yup but this will be long term development which will be to Australias advantage plenty of time to build as well to