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Aired on ABC1, November 2015
Production Partners
ABC Television, Screen Australia


With unprecedented access and never-before-seen insider footage from the key players, Leigh Sales uncovers the real story behind Australia’s failed bid to host the 2012 World Cup, and the biggest corruption scandal in world football.


Now the truth of how Australia was played can finally be revealed.
TV Tonight

The truth hurts, and for soccer lovers, this one will be more painful than most.
The Sydney Morning Herald

It portrays a genuine, if naïve, Australian bid that went ahead even though the winner had been decided before Lowy and his team got to Zurich.
Financial Review


Executive Producer
Laurie Critchley

Presented by
Leigh Sales

Director of Photography
Paul Costello ACS

Edited by
Allan Beauman
Allan Michael Green