Monday, 29th November 2010
Japan continues 2022 World Cup bid
Japan is preparing for a final presentation in Zurich at the start of next month as part of its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
The country has already hosted a number of visits from FIFA officials in an attempt to secure the hosting of the top football event. However, the country is facing strong opposition from other bidding nations, which includes the US, Australia and Qatar.
Therefore, the bidding committee is now calling for a key government figure to attend a presentation a day before the decision will be made by the FIFA executive on December 2nd.
So far, Japan's bid has been well received by FIFA, claims Junji Ogura, the chairman and head of the Japan Football Association.
"Japan received high marks in the ability of organising the event, information technology and transportation infrastructure," explained Mr Ogura.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup is to be hosted by Brazil.
Written by Mark Smith.
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