SOCCEROO Tim Cahill says he supports the decision to give 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar and added he was blown away by their 'impressive' bid and presentation.
The 31-year-old Everton midfielder was part of Australia's failed $45m 2022 World Cup bid and was present in Zurich on the evening of the decision.
While Cahill was disappointed Australia missed out on hosting rights, he told the Nine Network he felt Qatar was a worthy host despite plenty of criticism aimed at the decision.
"I was there for the bid and saw their presentation being made," Cahill told the Nine Network.
"To be totally honest with you, it was the best presentation I saw and the most impressive. I've never seen anything like it."
Cahill added he'd love to attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which could see games played in air conditioned stadiums.
"They looked for so many faults in South Africa (hosts of the 2010 World Cup), everywhere they look for faults. But it's all about chances," he said.
"Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world and the thing is they will give every chance of making it happen.
"And if it means sticking air conditioning in every stadium and things like that, that's what they're going to have to do."