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View Poll Results: Which bid should host the FIFA World Cup 2018 / 2022?
Australia - 2018 255 12.32%
Belgium / Netherlands - 2018 247 11.94%
England - 2018 538 26.00%
Indonesia - 2018 68 3.29%
Japan - 2018 35 1.69%
Mexico - 2018 105 5.07%
Qatar - 2018 78 3.77%
Russia - 2018 279 13.48%
South Korea - 2018 16 0.77%
Spain / Portugal - 2018 267 12.90%
USA - 2018 116 5.61%
Australia - 2022 378 18.27%
Belgium / Netherlands - 2022 111 5.36%
England - 2022 114 5.51%
Indonesia - 2022 122 5.90%
Japan - 2022 37 1.79%
Mexico - 2022 149 7.20%
Qatar - 2022 153 7.39%
Russia - 2022 148 7.15%
South Korea - 2022 23 1.11%
Spain / Portugal - 2022 184 8.89%
USA - 2022 249 12.03%
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Old June 26th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #1981
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We need to stop focusing on giving World Cups to nations/continents just because it's their go at hosting. Because of the behemoth it is the World Cup can only really be given to Western Europe, Japan/Korea and much as I hate to say it the USA. Africa's to poor and it will cripple any country which needs to focus on health and education before sport, South America suffers from similar problems yet not on such a scale as Africa + all the stadiums are pants, Australia is to far away and would play havoc with tele schedules and Canada I've never even heard of, is it near the Shetland Isles?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #1982
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Agreed. If they stuck rigidly to rotation, i.e. each confederation in turn, New Zealand would host the World Cup every 20 years by default.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #1983
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The heart and soul of world football is in south america. Europe has money, then bring all of our good soccer players to europeans teams. And the south american teams won the last two FIFA world cup in Japan...
Europe is where football started. Europe is where all the best players come. People watch the European leagues more, without which world football will crumble...
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Old June 26th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #1984
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well said, Europe is the birthplace of football; its rightful home without european football, the sport would be nothing...
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Old June 27th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #1985
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Australia doesnt deserve it..its awful when you have a world cup where the host nation has no passion for the game like USA 94 as the majority of australians dont even like Football.It deserves to be in England..the country which invented and gave the world the game..a world cup in england would be the greatest world cup there has ever been..no nation on earth loves football as much as we do.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #1986
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There's already aa thread on this! Could this one be merged into mine?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #1987
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I want Argentina - Chile FIFA World Cup 2018
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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #1988
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Well it is going to a South American country/countries in 2014, no matter what happens, the only issue is which country/countries in south america is gonna get it.

But, as you rightly say, there are currently some major problems with the potentials bidders at the moment, especially the main candidate Brazil (just see the other thread in this section entited 'Your prefered FIFA World Cup hosts 2014 & 2018').

Not quite true. FIFA will award the finals if any South American bid can match the required standards... If, on the other hand, a Brazilian, Argentine, or whatever, bid comes up short - FIFA have already said that they will most likely open it up to the rest of the Americas (in other words, chase the US$).

As for 2018 - too early for Australia. Especially when you consider that the bid would be made in around 2013 - only 6 years away. Transport not good enough, hotel accomodation outside of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, not plentiful enough. Stadiums not up to FIFA standard as FIFA will NOT bend the rules to allow a bid that doesn't meet set standards through (in other words, no double venues for Melbourne, Sydney AND Brisbane, no 'too small' venues, etc.). Most new stadiums are being constructed at around the 30k mark. Adelaide are baulking at bumping Hindmarch (the state's principal soccer venue) up to 25k!

Thoughts of major investment in 40k stadia in either Tassie or the NT are just hilarious. Would work for a month in 2018, then sit half empty for the next 20 years. Simply not worth investing $100m building a stadium that won't be used more than 3 times.

I hope that by 2016/17, the A-League will have expanded, and interest will have continued to grow in the country, providing the basis for extensions to stadiums that will be used - then we can look at a realistic bid for 2022, or 2026.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #1989
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give it to Canada, trust me there is a love for Soccer here that is undiscovered! We want it 2018 should go to Canada! Just imagine downtown Toronto bussling with the World Cup, if you only had seen downtown Toronto during last years world cup then you would know what I am talking about!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #1990
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It's time to go back to Brazil for 100k+ capacity stadiums. Been way too long. Wherever it is, it should be in South America. They could do a multi-country thing like Korea-Japan was if they don't think any one country has the infrastructure. Imagine how crazy a Brazil-Argentina hosted cup could be.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #1991
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give it to Canada, trust me there is a love for Soccer here that is undiscovered! We want it 2018 should go to Canada! Just imagine downtown Toronto bussling with the World Cup, if you only had seen downtown Toronto during last years world cup then you would know what I am talking about!
If Canada is up for billions in expansion/renovation costs to stadiums that really won't use the added capacity the could conceivably make a bid. Right now Commonwealth and the Rogers center could host games (if not very well) and then you need 8 others. All of the other CFL stadiums will need very serious renovations and expansions. Canada's arenas are up there with any one, but the stadiums are really lagging behind the curve, were talking atleast $100 million a piece at todays prices. FIFA might also have some reservations about most of the stadiums having artificial turf, could be temporarily switched to grass I suppose. And as big as football is in Toronto, elsewhere its not that big. During the '06 cup every bar in Minneapolis was running games and there was legit excitement, Fans in Columbus were gathering at the stadium to watch games on the videoboard, but thats nothing like what was happening in Europe or South America. And the Canadian National team will need to manage better than a world rank of 80 something most of the time.
Nice thought, I would love to hang out in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal and soak in the atmosphere, but World cup football in Calgary or or Winnipeg? I have a hard time seeing it, even with the Infrastructure in place, thats Hockey country, maybe CFL. The US (or Mexico for that matter) can handle a world cup no questions asked, Canada has a ways to go yet.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #1992
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But FIFA knows that football will always be popular in Europe, so is trying to host the World Cup in different countries to promote the sport.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #1993
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But FIFA knows that football will always be popular in Europe, so is trying to host the World Cup in different countries to promote the sport.
That doesn't mean Europe should wait 16 years to host another world cup.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #1994
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FIFA are a joke..wtf do they think funds their organisation?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #1995
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But FIFA knows that football will always be popular in Europe, so is trying to host the World Cup in different countries to promote the sport.
The flip side is that if you have too many WC's in non established nations it will loose its importance in the fans eyes compaired to club football.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #1996
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That doesn't mean Europe should wait 16 years to host another world cup.
Why not? Europe is not the only continent that loves football. Africa loves football, South America loves football, and even some North American countries love football. Gove other places a chance to host this wonderful event!
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Old June 27th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #1997
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with all respect, but i disegree with you.

the heart and soul of world football?

you have to be kidding me.

worls cups... brazil 5
more times as WC top scorer.... pele 4....brazil
lasrgest number of spectetors.... 174000 maracana...brazil
best player of anytime....maradona....argentina
football club with more international titles.... boca juniors... argentina
most exiting club tournament in the world...copa libertadores... south america




players you adore as ronaldinho, messi, roberto carlos, kaka, crespo, riquelme, recoba......you could go for a long time...as in mayor clubs in europe the better players in most cases are all south american.

so if anyplace is the heart and soul of football there is not doubt about it
it will be SOUTH AMERICA
Boca more international titles because less competition
Largest crowd ever FA Cup White Horse Final, 250,000
England, birth of footbll
Maradona is actually the bloke out of fantasy island who shouted hey boss the plane (only the Argentinians could worship a fat cheat)
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Old June 28th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #1998
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Why not? Europe is not the only continent that loves football. Africa loves football, South America loves football, and even some North American countries love football. Gove other places a chance to host this wonderful event!
Reasons have already been stated, its pretty obvious actually.
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If Canada is up for billions in expansion/renovation costs to stadiums that really won't use the added capacity the could conceivably make a bid. Right now Commonwealth and the Rogers center could host games (if not very well) and then you need 8 others. All of the other CFL stadiums will need very serious renovations and expansions. Canada's arenas are up there with any one, but the stadiums are really lagging behind the curve, were talking atleast $100 million a piece at todays prices. FIFA might also have some reservations about most of the stadiums having artificial turf, could be temporarily switched to grass I suppose. And as big as football is in Toronto, elsewhere its not that big. During the '06 cup every bar in Minneapolis was running games and there was legit excitement, Fans in Columbus were gathering at the stadium to watch games on the videoboard, but thats nothing like what was happening in Europe or South America. And the Canadian National team will need to manage better than a world rank of 80 something most of the time.
Nice thought, I would love to hang out in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal and soak in the atmosphere, but World cup football in Calgary or or Winnipeg? I have a hard time seeing it, even with the Infrastructure in place, thats Hockey country, maybe CFL. The US (or Mexico for that matter) can handle a world cup no questions asked, Canada has a ways to go yet.
Whatīs the problem of playing īrealīfootball in a NFL stadium? most stadiums would be possible for sure. I didnīt have any problems with it in the USA at least and the players didnīt eather. Great stadiums!
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Old June 28th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #2000
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Nothing is wrong with football playing in an NFL stadium, I never said there was I sad that the CFL stadiums aren't up to the task. The NFL and the CFL are completely different, just as American Football and Canadian Football are different sports. The NFL is a huge in insanely profitable league that play at a very high level. The CFL by contrast is a much smaller league playing at a level significantly lower level, and with different rules. They are closely related, but the fields (a CFL field is good bit bigger and the goalposts are located at the front of the endzones) are different and there are numerous rule differences. There isn't one 40,000+ seater in Canada that in its current form is well laid out for football, Many are in the 25,000-40,000 range with fieldturf fields and very old infrastructure. The NFL has 26 stadiums that could host a world cup game at weeks notice, many that could legally host a final as is. The quality of design and infrastructure in canadian stadiums is my main issue with Canada hosting, I thought that was pretty clear in my earlier post.
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