29 Nov 2011

Oz soccer boss says 2022 World Cup bid not over yet

11:05 am on 29 November 2011

The newly re-elected Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has hinted he feels Qatar could yet be stripped of the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.

The process which awarded the gulf country the event has been widely criticised in the past year amid ongoing allegations of corruption within world football's governing body.

Australia was among the unsuccessful bidders for the 2022 World Cup, but 81 year old Lowy believes we haven't heard the last of that issue, and FIFA might cave in under pressure from around the world over the bidding process.

Lowy, who will be in charge of Australian football for another four years, has laid out his ambitions to continue pushing Australia to becoming a "world class" football nation.