Australian appointed to World Cup Committee Print
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Friday, 19 September 2008 10:21

The Chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), Frank Lowy AC, has been appointed to the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.

The FIFA World Cup Organising Committee has responsibility for overseeing every aspect of the World Cup.

"I am very honoured to be appointed to this important FIFA Committee," Mr Lowy said.

"It is a privilege for me personally to be able to contribute to the organisation of the world's biggest football tournament.

"But, more importantly, it is wonderful recognition of the growing credibility and reputation of Australia within the global football community."

Mr Lowy said that the FIFA Congress held in Sydney in May also enhanced Australia's reputation.

"We have had nothing but praise for the organisation and staging of the FIFA Congress from delegates from around the world.

"On the world sporting stage, there is no event with the same level of global appeal or audience reach as the FIFA World Cup, and there is no other sport which engages so many people from so many nations around the world facilitating a deeper level of engagement with individuals, businesses and nations."

The term of the appointment is for four years.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2008 10:49