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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 October 28th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #2481
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Because its the US and if you went to thier last world cup you will know how much they ruined a wonderful sport.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #2482
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Because its the US and if you went to thier last world cup you will know how much they ruined a wonderful sport.
money talks,there is no overwhelming need for FIFA to go to australia with its wonderful timezone.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #2483
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There was nothing wrong with the '94 World Cup (apart from the overall quality of football but you can't blame the Yanks for that). Big stadiums with incredible attendances. England not being there made it even better
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #2484
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There was nothing wrong with the '94 World Cup (apart from the overall quality of football but you can't blame the Yanks for that). Big stadiums with incredible attendances. England not being there made it even better
Ticket sales were amazing, highest average match attendance ever i think.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #2485
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Indeed, highest average attendance (somewhere around 68,000 I believe) by far.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:10 PM   #2486
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I think 2018 will definitely go back to Europe. I can't imagine three world cups in a row in other continents. So when we talk about Europe it comes down to England or Spain I reckon. Good stadia, good projects, good infrastructure..they are the only promising european candidates,i don't think Netherlands and Belgium will be succesful, maybe Russia,which is investing heavily in its infrastructure.the other big countries had their world cups recently..
I think china will be strong for 2022...
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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #2487
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There was nothing wrong with the '94 World Cup (apart from the overall quality of football but you can't blame the Yanks for that). Big stadiums with incredible attendances. England not being there made it even better

Why are you so Anti-Germanian?
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #2488
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money talks,there is no overwhelming need for FIFA to go to australia with its wonderful timezone.
What's worse about Australia's time zone's compared to Brazil, Mexico or the US? In July Perth has a 6 hour time difference with CET, Sydney 8 hours. That's less than the 9 hour difference when the final was played in L.A. in 94.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #2489
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There was nothing wrong with the '94 World Cup (apart from the overall quality of football but you can't blame the Yanks for that). Big stadiums with incredible attendances. England not being there made it even better

Why are you so Anti-Germanian?
Hey, England finished third in their qualification group behind Norway and The Netherlands, two real Germanic countries that haven't been bastardized by French.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #2490
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What's worse about Australia's time zone's compared to Brazil, Mexico or the US? In July Perth has a 6 hour time difference with CET, Sydney 8 hours. That's less than the 9 hour difference when the final was played in L.A. in 94.
Zone 1 - Brazil, Mexico, US, Argentina, and so forth. Count the football fans
Zone 2- Africa + Europe...count the football fans
Zone 3- Oz/India/China/Japan...count the football fans

its not a gigantic issue but it is an issue and was when south korea/japan hosted. unless oz can promise FIFA something special, i dont think theres this need to go there before it returns to the US..its not africa..there is no "shame africa has never hosted, lets make sure they host"
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #2491
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Why are you so Anti-Germanian?
Bwahahahhahahahahahahaha

I've heard it all now.......
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Old October 29th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #2492
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There was nothing wrong with the '94 World Cup (apart from the overall quality of football but you can't blame the Yanks for that). Big stadiums with incredible attendances. England not being there made it even better

Why are you so Anti-Germanian?
Irony?
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #2493
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Well its been confirmed that 2018 will be open bidding to anyone.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #2494
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1º. Rio de Janeiro



População: 6,15 milhões
Estádio: Maracanã
Capacidade: 86.100


2º. São Paulo



População: 11 milhões
Estádio: Morumbi
Capacidade: 66.952


3º. Brasília



População: 2,4 milhões
Estádio: Mané Garrincha
Capacidade: 76.232


4º. Belo Horizonte



População: 2,45 milhões
Estádio: Mineirão
Capacidade: 74.300


5º. Natal



População: 750.000
Estádio: Estrela dos Reis Magos
Capacidade: 65.100


6º. Porto Alegre



População: 1,45 milhões
Estádio: Beira Rio
Capacidade: 60.000


7º. Fortaleza



População: 3,4 milhões
Estádio: Castelão
Capacidade: 60.000


8º. Recife



População: 1,5 milhões
Estádio: Arena Recife-Olinda
Capacidade: 45.500


9º. Maceió



População: 922.000
Estádio: Arena Zagallo
Capacidade: 45.337


10º. Campo Grande



População: 770.000
Estádio: Morenão
Capacidade: 44.355


11º. Salvador



População: 2,7 milhões
Estádio: Arena da Bahia
Capacidade: 44.100


12º. Belém



População: 1,41 milhões
Estádio: Mangueirão
Capacidade: 43.788


13º. Florianópolis



População: 410.000
Estádio: Orlando Scarpelli
Capacidade: 41.700


14º. Curitiba



População: 1,8 milhões
Estádio: Arena da Baixada
Capacidade: 41.375


15º. Rio Branco



População: 310.000
Estádio: Arena da Floresta
Capacidade: 41.264


16º. Manaus



População: 1,65 milhões
Estádio: Vivaldão
Capacidade: 40.550


17º. Goiânia



População: 1,225 milhões
Estádio: Serra Dourada
Capacidade: 40.000


18º. Cuiabá



População: 545.000
Estádio: Verdão
Capacidade: 40.000
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Old October 29th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #2495
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News from today:

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Fifa abandons World Cup rotation
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7067187.stm

Fifa has dropped its policy of rotating the World Cup between continents, opening the way for England to bid to stage the tournament in 2018.

The Football Association said the news was "very encouraging" and said there was a strong case for England to bid.

Chief executive Brian Barwick said: "It is exactly what we were hoping for and we will now discuss a timetable for a potential bid."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said an FA bid would have full government support.


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Benelux confirm 2018 World Cup bid, England set to follow
http://football.guardian.co.uk/break...033206,00.html
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LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Belgium and the Netherlands confirmed they would formally bid to host the 2018 World Cup following FIFA's decision to drop its rotation policy on Monday, while English officials are likely to follow suit.
The British government voiced support for an England bid and the Football Association will discuss a "potential bid" later this week.
Italian officials, however, said they had no plans to get involved.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #2496
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@ FlicKlings:

do you think Brazil will bid for 2018 again?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #2497
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Wrong thread, but some of those 2014 WC stadiums look awesome! The job of the 2018 host is to provide even better ones
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Old October 30th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #2498
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Wrong thread, but some of those 2014 WC stadiums look awesome!
I agree, there are some decent looking stadiums in those pics. Some of them aren't so crash hot though.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #2499
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FFA still hell-bent on World Cup bid
October 30, 2007 - 2:55PM

Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive Ben Buckley says Australia is "very serious" about bidding to host the 2018 World Cup after FIFA scrapped its rotation policy overnight.

The FIFA executive committee voted to end the rotation policy under which only the North American region would have been eligible to stage the 2018 World Cup.

"We are very serious," Buckley said on Tuesday.

"We flagged our intention to bid for the World Cup at the earliest possible opportunity and we are delighted that the FIFA executive committee has decided to abandon the rotation policy.

"That will give us the opportunity to bid for and hopefully be successful in securing the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

"I've no doubt that if the policy stayed in place the opportunity to host would have been at a later period.

"So whilst we will be competing with European-based nations and nations from all over the world, we think this will be a better system and a better opportunity for us."

Buckley said the FFA had already done preliminary work looking at potential stadiums and the financial feasibility of hosting the World Cup.

Buckley acknowledged Australia would face opposition from Europe and even from within the Asian region, with China among other mooted contenders.

He dismissed the suggestion that London was a "shoo-in" for 2018.

"I don't think anyone is a shoo-in," he said.

"The race has only just started so I'm not sure anyone can be a shoo-in and I think Australia's credentials stack up against anyone's in the world."

Buckley also dismissed the suggestion Australia would have to bid more than once before earning hosting rights and he wasn't overly concerned that the southern hemisphere would also stage the 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 World Cups, with Brazil set to announced as 2014 host on Wednesday.

Asia last staged the World Cup in 2002, when Japan and South Korea co-hosted.

Buckley said the FFA had had preliminary discussions with the federal government and had also briefed the opposition about its plans and he expected "strong support" from the government.
I don't think we are much of a chance for 2018, think we have a better chance for 2022, but at least we are putting our name in the ring.

As for stadiums, if I remember correctly the minimum number of stadiums is 8. I can see us just filling this quota, and maybe using 10 if we also put in Canberra and Townsville.

This is what I would have:

1. Telstra Stadium - Sydney
Capacity - 83,500


2. Sydney Football Stadium - Sydney
Capacity - 45,500


3. Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne
Capacity - 100,000


4. Suncorp Stadium - Brisbane
Capacity - 52,500


5. Skilled Park - Gold Coast
Capacity - Currently 27,000 (to be upgraded to 40,000 for World Cup)


6. EnergyAustralia Stadium - Newcastle
Capacity - Currently 26,126 (to be upgraded to 40,000. Talks in progress with NSW Government for this to happen already)


7. StadiumWA - Perth
Capacity - Proposed to be 60,000

Picture is illustration only and not exactly what stadium will look like

8. Adelaide Rectangular Stadium - Adelaide
Capacity - 45,000
Adelaide would need to build a new stadium is none of their current stadia (AAMI Stadium, Adelaide Oval and Hindmarsh Stadium) fit the requirements. By such time as 2018/2022 Adelaide will require a larger rectangular stadium for Adelaide United, Socceroos, Wallabies games and this will provide just that. Something similar to the Gold Coast would be ideal.


I think Australia is more than capable of hosting a brilliant FIFA World Cup. Obviously we have some factors against us, but we have shown in the past we are capable of putting to world class events and a FIFA World Cup would be no different!
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #2500
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Lol
The article talks about how London not being a shoo-in! This ain't the Olympics!!
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