David Beckham backs Australia and US for 2022 World Cup
Thursday 25 November 2010
David Beckham believes both Australia and the United States are more than capable of staging a successful World Cup in 2022.
Although Beckham is currently pre-occupied with England's bid to host the event in 2018, the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder is confident the tournament four years later would be a success if it went back to the US or to Australia for the first time.
Speaking after landing in Sydney ahead of the Galaxy's friendly with the Newcastle Jets at EnergyAustralia on Saturday night, he said: "I've only thought about our (England's) bid for 2018, that's something that we're working hard towards, something that we're very proud to be in the running to get it.
"Everyone's got a chance to host that 2022 World Cup. Obviously the US is up for it as well.
"Both countries could host a huge competition like the World Cup.
"It's the biggest sporting event in the world something every country wants to host but who gets it, we'll see."
Beckham was also asked if he fancied the idea of following former England team-mate Robbie Fowler in playing in the Australian A-League.
Fowler now plays for Perth Glory after starting out with North Queensland Fury.
He added: "Obviously I've seen the progress of Robbie here. I saw him score his hat-trick the other day.
"The success of having him here for the league is immense. Congratulations to him.
"I'm contracted to the Galaxy, I love playing there. We've got a great team, great support and it's something that I'm enjoying.
"I've got another year and a bit left ... it's (next contract) something I haven't thought about too much but you never know."
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