Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy says he should have known his nation’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup was doomed because of world soccer’s dirty politics.
Lowy says Australia’s $46-million bid, which received just one vote of support in a process unexpectedly won by Qatar, was clean of bribes and corruption but never stood a chance of winning.
“I have nightmares about all the work we did. And we didn’t get anywhere,” Lowy told Sky News in an interview broadcast on Tuesday.
“You just got to get on with it. I take the responsibility and I take the blame. I should have known better.
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