AFL, NRL get tough over soccer World Cup

December 9, 2009
A turf war is set to erupt in Australian sport with the two biggest football codes unwilling to accept Football Federation Australia's requirements to host a soccer World Cup.

The FFA are bidding to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups but to do so it would require exclusive access to 12 of Australia's largest stadia for up to 10 weeks.

But both the AFL and NRL are refusing to step aside completely and claim they cannot run their competitions under the current proposals.
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