|Quoting cpd (Reply 49):|
Hence why Australia will never, ever host a world-cup.
'Never' is debatable. There have been many cries of 'never' in relation to football/soccer in Australia in the past: never again will Australia reach the World Cup finals, never will Australia be able to sustain an even moderately professional soccer league, etc. But I do however share your pessimism - right now the economics are not working in Australia's favour.
I just hope that A-League management has a contingency plan for maintaining long-term interest in the league when the World Cup bid fails.