Australia may turn out to be the surprise beneficiary of Sepp Blatter’s presidency backflip today with the spotlight firmly back on who will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Online bookmaker William Hill has placed Australia third in-line at $5.00 to host the beautiful game’s premier event come 2022.
“Australia has demonstrated time and time again that we know how to successfully host major sporting events,”WilliamHill.com.au’s Tim Ashworth said.
“If Sepp Blatter can backflip on a decision to remain President of FIFA, then there shouldn’t be any reason FIFA couldn’t do the same for the 2022 World Cup.”
Current hosts Qatar remain the frontrunner to hold on to the Cup at $1.60, while the USA are rated a $3.75 chance.
Prince Ali Al-Hussein of Jordan heads the betting at $1.90 to replace the outgoing Blatter. Outspoken UEFA President Michel Platini is also a chance at $3.40.