William Hill have cut the odds of Australia hosting the 2022 World Cup after their football federation announced that they would bid again if Qatar had their hosting duties stripped following recent scurrilous rumours.
Australia are 7/1 from 10/1 to host the 2022 World Cup although Qatar remain favourites at Even money. USA are second in the betting at 3/1.
“Australia are the first nation to come out and say definitively that their hat will be firmly in the ring should Qatar be stripped of the 2022 World Cup and it is primarily for that reason that they have been the big movers in this market so far,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Where will the 2022 World Cup be played: 1/1 Qatar; 3/1 USA; 7/1 Australia; 7/1 South Korea; 8/1 Japan; 12/1 England