FFA request compensation for failed WC bid

September 17, 2013
Football Federation Australia has requested FIFA provide compensation for the $43 million spent on Australia's failed World Cup bid, should it move the event to Qatar's winter.

FFA chairman Frank Lowy said on Monday FIFA risked making a bad situation worse if the showpiece was switched to the winter months to avoid the Arab state's searing summer temperatures.

Australia's bid was based on the tournament being played during the European summer, as per tradition, to avoid clashing ...

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