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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 September 5th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #6741
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FIFA World Cup 2018 - Host Country

Which country will host the tournament?

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England - 2.25
Netherlands & Belgium (joint bid) - 3.00
Spain & Portugal (joint bid) - 5.00
Russia - 6.00
USA - 10.00

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Old September 6th, 2010, 05:59 AM   #6742
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Bookmakers odds are a little deceptive.They obviously try and cover there bets.There is no way that Russia are least favourite
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Old September 6th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #6743
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According to those odds they're not. Look again.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #6744
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USA won't get it in 2018. That's 100% sure. There are some possibilities for 2022. So it's last in bet, but not last in bid.

By the way - there is a strong rumor in Russia that all that football racist pranks that appeared recently are British paid.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #6745
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By the way - there is a strong rumor in Russia that all that football racist pranks that appeared recently are British paid.
How pathetic is that!

Really...........get a grip.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #6746
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As before discussions around racism and politics are off-topic.
This will result in instant infractions.

Coth, that includes you.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #6747
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so what is the speculation on the way the bid trading will be going?

with only three months to go, and the inspections done, I imagine the politicking will be getting very blatant now
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Old September 6th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #6748
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How pathetic is that!

Really...........get a grip.
Laughable isn't it but I wouldn't worry, he's probably trying to distract us from this. Two incidents in a fortnight; but I won't go on about it, nor about the seemingly inadequate response from the RFA, because it seems it's a tabboo subject now.

As for bookmaker's odds, they are not a good indication of what will happen. Bookies are good at predicting and laying odds for things where there is known form - Man Utd winning, Chelsea scoring more than 5 goals, England losing on penalties etc. With closed votes like this however, they're probably as much in the dark as any of us, so odds for these races (and Olympic races) tend only to reflect the media and the money coming in. Paris and Chicago were both odds on for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics respectively, and of course odds from British bookies will always skew far too much in favour of the England 2018 bid.

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Back on topic: It seems the US could very well withdraw from 2018, leaving it open for a European nation, at least if you believe Platini:

UEFA President and FIFA Ex-co member Michel Platini says that he is “90 per cent confident” that the USA will withdraw from the running to host the 2018 World Cup, leaving the way open for one of the four European candidate nations.


http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33694
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Old September 6th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #6749
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so what is the speculation on the way the bid trading will be going?

with only three months to go, and the inspections done, I imagine the politicking will be getting very blatant now
I want to know how this will work too. Will Europe split their votes across 2 bids in the 1st round? That way they knock out the US, but don't cause a majority, and end the voting at the 1st ballot. Then from round 2 they vote 'as they wish'?
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I want to know how this will work too. Will Europe split their votes across 2 bids in the 1st round? That way they knock out the US, but don't cause a majority, and end the voting at the 1st ballot. Then from round 2 they vote 'as they wish'?
for 2022 we were hearing in AU that US was doing well in south america, and Australia in the EU, and that Africa would almost decide which way the dice would fall - Asia of course was all over the shop

this was a few months ago, and obviously a lot has happened since.

also the usual FIFA game of delegates promising their vote to multiple bids has been happening you would assume
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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #6751
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Try and predict the vote of each FIFA member!
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Old September 6th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #6752
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Try and predict the vote of each FIFA member!
did it for fun a few weeks ago and it turned up a few surprises
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Old September 6th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #6753
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The Monday Briefing - FIFA Inspectors Arrive in New York; Rooney Scandal
http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33697
Rooney vice girl allegations threaten £6million sponsorships
England star Wayne Rooney faces a crisis of Tiger Woods-sized proportions after allegations about his private life were published in British tabloids. Reports in the News of the World and Sunday Mirror allege that Rooney consorted with prostitutes last year, while his wife Coleen was heavily pregnant with their son Kai. It is the third time Rooney has faced such allegations. Having rebuilt his image as a family man, Rooney has sponsorship and endorsement deals worth an estimated £6million per year with companies such as Coca Cola, Nike and EA Sports. Having seen sponsors desert Woods after the break up of his marriage amidst personal scandal, experts have warned that Rooney may face a similar crisis. “There is a big rebuild of Rooney’s reputation required. This kind of coverage is a million miles away from the role model image sponsors want to see,” James Herring of PR firm Taylor Herring told PR Week. Coca Cola and EA Sports have declined to comment on the stories.
England 2-1 Russia
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did it for fun a few weeks ago and it turned up a few surprises
But did you consult with Matthew Lowry who spoke to FIFA members?
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #6755
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The Monday Briefing - FIFA Inspectors Arrive in New York; Rooney Scandal
http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33697
Rooney vice girl allegations threaten £6million sponsorships
England star Wayne Rooney faces a crisis of Tiger Woods-sized proportions after allegations about his private life were published in British tabloids. Reports in the News of the World and Sunday Mirror allege that Rooney consorted with prostitutes last year, while his wife Coleen was heavily pregnant with their son Kai. It is the third time Rooney has faced such allegations. Having rebuilt his image as a family man, Rooney has sponsorship and endorsement deals worth an estimated £6million per year with companies such as Coca Cola, Nike and EA Sports. Having seen sponsors desert Woods after the break up of his marriage amidst personal scandal, experts have warned that Rooney may face a similar crisis. “There is a big rebuild of Rooney’s reputation required. This kind of coverage is a million miles away from the role model image sponsors want to see,” James Herring of PR firm Taylor Herring told PR Week. Coca Cola and EA Sports have declined to comment on the stories.
England 2-1 Russia
Lord Trisman -------- Banana
Wayne Rooney
Boy Rooney grew up to fast. . Middle aged crisis.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #6756
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Steering us back on topic again, saw this pick on Flickr. I'm sure it's been photoshopped a bit, but it's a good shot nonetheless

Wembley Football Stadium, London - England Vs Bulgaria by Dazz*A

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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #6757
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And a short vid of the inspection visit from England 2018's YouTube page, with a few nice aerial shots of some of the stadiums:

http://www.youtube.com/user/officialengland2018

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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #6758
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Who won the game? England vs Bulgaria?
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Old September 6th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #6759
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4-0 to England in the end, pretty comfortable.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #6760
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Soccer City kicks your Wembley's behind! grrr.
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