The Dunedin football community still hopes the city will
get a shot at hosting some 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup games.
Football South chairman Dougal McGowan said Football South
was working hard to get the tournament to Dunedin.
Mr McGowan said he was in the ''question and answer time''
when Dunedin city councillors debated the bid behind closed
doors last week.
After the meeting, he remained positive that the tournament
could be hosted in Dunedin.
''It will be a fantastic event to have in town. Not only for
football, but for the town itself.''
The councillors had made a resolution at the meeting, he
''I understand they passed a resolution but I don't know what
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said the council had ''nothing to
report at the moment'' about any progress on a deal to get
games played in the city.
It was confirmed last month the council had abandoned its
official bid, amid concerns the cost of hosting matches would
outweigh any economic benefits arising from the tournament.
However, Fifa officials were still considering whether to
stage matches at the city's stadium, which had been offered
for use at ''no or minimal cost'' to the council, Mr Cull
said at the time.