Howard backs Aussie World Cup bid idea

June 16, 2006
Prime Minister John Howard has backed a proposal to host the soccer World Cup in Australia in 2014.Mr Howard said the proposal, from South Australian Premier Mike Rann, had merit as Australia had proven it could handle any major sporting event on the globe."There is no world event that is beyond the capacity of Australia to organise superbly," he told ABC radio."We are very good at it, we proved that in Melbourne in 1956, we proved it in Sydney in 2000, Melbourne again with the Commonwealth Games, ...

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