Everton boss impressed with stadiums but not pitches

Everton coach David Moyes is supporting Australia's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, but criticised the pitches.
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Everton coach David Moyes is supporting Australia's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, but criticised the pitches.

"I think Australia should get the World Cup, I think the country can take it," he told reporters after Everton defeated Melbourne Heart 2-0 at the Docklands Stadium on Wednesday.

"You've got great stadiums, albeit your pitches aren't very good. That's the one disappointment coming here ... I thought you've got everything, all the sports, all the stadiums, but your fields aren't made for soccer the way they are back home."

Australia dropped out of the race for the 2018 World Cup but has promoted its sports infrastructure as a competitive advantage in its 2022 bid.

Everton play the final match of their Australian tour in Brisbane at Lang Park on Saturday, whose main tenants include local rugby and rugby league teams.

 
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