Andrew Barr fears smaller cities will be pushed out of future World Cups

Chris Dutton
Updated December 14 2019 - 8:43pm, first published 5:00pm

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr fears small jurisdictions will be priced out of major events in Australia if organisers continue increasing costs, saying the government made a judgment call to withdraw from the FIFA World Cup bid.

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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

Chris Dutton has been a sport journalist since 2008, covering rugby union, rugby league, basketball, cricket and soccer. He has covered World Cups and Olympic Games in print and online. Chris has had a stint as news director, but is back in sport to follow the ups and downs. Email:

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