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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 27th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #8021
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Australia, didn't even bid douche.
That cos they scard ov qatr's supertity
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #8022
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Australia, didn't even bid douche.
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2 questions:

1) how can Australia lose a bid to Qatar for the 2011 Asian Cup when they didn't even bid? They thought about it, but didn't. In fact, Qatar ultimately was the sole bidder, so they beat no-one to host.
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Qatar was the only country to officially bid for 2011 Asian Cup.

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.co...p?news_id=2415

Im sure Shake Rubbish Bin Hommas had something to do with that.
You should never let the truth get in the way of a good story, especially if you're from Qatar.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #8023
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lol corruption, bribery, extortion whatever it is, doesn't matter for Qatar
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #8024
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My only wish if Australia does win the bid to host is that we get good crowds coming and not a bunch of wankers that normally attend football games.

I don't understand why but soccer just seems to bring out the worst in people's emotions,(maybe it's because the game is so boring to watch it just frustrates people) the way they carry on is a disgrace when compared to other sporting events.

I run a bar in the UK and I see this poor behavior all the time
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #8025
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My only wish if Australia does win the bid to host is that we get good crowds coming and not a bunch of wankers that normally attend football games.

I don't understand why but soccer just seems to bring out the worst in people's emotions,(maybe it's because the game is so boring to watch it just frustrates people) the way they carry on is a disgrace when compared to other sporting events.

I run a bar in the UK and I see this poor behavior all the time
Who calls the game soccer in the UK?

P.S. Not once did I see any trouble in South Africa. Football can also bring out the best in people's emotions, the atmosphere was great.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #8026
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #8027
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Who calls the game soccer in the UK?

P.S. Not once did I see any trouble in South Africa. Football can also bring out the best in people's emotions, the atmosphere was great.
I call it soccer

I just find it hard to have a bit of banter with the fans, they take the game and themselves way to seriously.

I'm only expressing my views based on what I have seen in the UK over the past decade or so
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #8028
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Its get even more ludicrous. Qatar has absolutely nothing on Australia, a mega sports country.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #8029
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Its get even more ludicrous. Qatar has absolutely nothing on Australia, a mega sports country.
no one care about your ludicrous comments your opinion also is nothing here
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #8030
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no one care about your ludicrous comments your opinion also is nothing here
The only person who is nothing here is you, you and your band of Doha bid gigolos
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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #8031
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no one care about your ludicrous comments your opinion also is nothing here
So how is Qatar superior?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #8032
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no one care about your ludicrous comments your opinion also is nothing here
Jeez you're clueless. Even South Africa after hosting the WC2010 could learn so much from Australia for many other events hosted successfully in Oz.

Oz architects designed your Khalifa stadium,based on the failed competition entry for the Olympic Stadium, Ozzies planners and expertise from the Olympic Games is now outsourced internationally and in high demand, and had a large role to play in your Asian Games. (see cauldron flame lighting). Who do you think was instrumental in standardizing blueprints for FOH and BOH plans for multi-sport events after Atlanta?

All you have is essentially money. Australia has given to Qatar so much more than you probably know about.

This is NOT opinion. Its FACT. and no I don't favour Australia. I am South African, but I'm also not ignorant.

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Games expertise a great export

IN two weeks, Sebastian Coe will visit Sydney for celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the 2000 Games.

The two-time gold medallist and head of the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympics recalled recently in an interview in The Australian that while he attended those Games as a commentator for Kerry Stokes's Seven Network, he has the rather more unforgettable memory of stumbling into a waiting vehicle late one night after work only to find it was a police car.

Back in London, Coe and others, including Australian David Higgins, the former Lend Lease chief executive who heads up the Olympic Delivery Authority, have done a commendable job in pres-sing ahead with the construction and organisation of 2012 as the British economy continues to struggle through the impact of the global financial crisis.

London's successful bid -- beating favourite Paris -- relied heavily on themes of the Sydney Games, in particular plans to revitalise a rundown part of the British capital, as happened here with swampland at Homebush Bay.

But the London Games and related infrastructure have gone ahead with a substantial $US14 billion ($15.4bn) plus in public sector funding with the government still looking for post-Games bidders for the Olympic stadium and concerns over the long-term viability of other venues such as the aquatics and media centres.

Looking back, the funding of the Sydney Games looks pretty good. The aquatic centre at Homebush has been well used since its opening, providing a much-needed sporting facility for the growing western suburbs of Sydney, and the stadium (ANZ Stadium) and the multipurpose area used for the basketball (Acer Arena) both handled as private sector projects.

While the capital costs of the venues were a drain on their private sector investors at the time, they helped to hold down the total cost to the NSW Government of the Sydney Games, which was estimated by reports afterwards to be as little as $1.3 billion.

Former top NSW public servant David Richmond, one of the powerhouses behind the organisation of those successful 2000Games, says that the total cost was all paid for from the government's budget by the end of 2001.

The 80,000-seat Homebush stadium has been a focal point for locals bidding for a host of sporting events, from the 2003 Rugby World Cup to Frank Lowy's dream of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be decided in December.

Consulting firm IBISWorld estimates that hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup would result in some $36 billion in extra spending across the Australian economy, dwarfing the estimated $9 billion (in real terms) it estimates was generated by the Sydney Games.

Much has been made recently of the fact that the expected tourism boom from the Sydney Olympics has not materialised in the decade since. But with a strong dollar (thanks to the commodities boom), a global financial crisis, swine flu and SARS, a depressed Japanese economy, a lack of investment in new tourist infrastructure in Australia and a massive upgrade in urban infrastructure investments in other cities such as Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and Dubai, there are clearly many factors in the ongoing decline in the contribution of tourism.

One of the unexpected legacies of the 2000 Games has been the number of Australian sports business specialists now involved in event management worldwide, from handling the media to organising ceremonies, torch and baton relays and cleaning venues to designing and constructing venues.

A host of Australians and Australian companies have gone on to become involved in major sporting events since Sydney, from the Asian Games in Doha, the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and subsequent Olympics in Athens, Vancouver and Beijing. Austrade estimates that Australian firms have won contracts worth $250 million for London .


Bligh Voller Nield boasts that it is the only Australian architectural firm to have been involved in four successive Summer Games. It worked on the Athens Games in 2004 and had a key role in the 2008 Beijing Games, designing five Olympic venues -- for tennis (where it developed a petal-shaped stadium based on the Sydney Olympic tennis venue), hockey, archery, rowing and canoeing.

BVN has also been involved in the design of the athletes' village in London, being built by Lend Lease, which also worked on venues for the Sydney Olympics.

PTW has been involved in work on the handball arena in London while Populous has worked with the design of the stadium and Olympic overlay work.

Brisbane-based international structural engineers Robert Bird are working with Lend Lease on the athletes' village while architects Denton Corker Marshall have been on the panel for the Olympic village. R.V. Webb consultants, a firm set up by former Australian cycling champion Ron Webb that designed the Sydney Olympic velodrome at Bankstown, has designed the 2012 indoor cycling track.

Melbourne-based Event Planning Group is advising the London Olympic Organising Committee on cost and project management and facilities management procurement while Brendan Lynch, who was involved in managing the 60,000 volunteers during the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, is advising London organisers through his Canberra-based ExSport Management.

And the number of contracts signed by Australian-related companies in connection with the London Games is probably much larger than the Austrade estimate when the Lend Lease Olympic village project is taken into account.

The company was chosen in 2007 to build the $2.8 billion athletes' village, which will have 2800 apartments, having been involved in the development of the athletes' village in Sydney, which is now a new suburb called Newington.

Sport is big business. Ten years after Sydney 2000, it's only getting bigger.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #8033
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My only wish if Australia does win the bid to host is that we get good crowds coming and not a bunch of wankers that normally attend football games.

I don't understand why but soccer just seems to bring out the worst in people's emotions,(maybe it's because the game is so boring to watch it just frustrates people) the way they carry on is a disgrace when compared to other sporting events.



I run a bar in the UK and I see this poor behavior all the time
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no one care about your ludicrous comments your opinion also is nothing here
FACT, not opinion.

http://www.austrade.gov.au/Business-...6/default.aspx

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The enhanced reputation of Australian companies succeeding in sporting events off-shore was on display at the 15th Asian games in Doha last year. According to Karen Cemm of Austrade Qatar “there were nearly 50 events-related companies involved all through the Asian Games at Doha from David Atkins’ opening ceremony to the clean up of the closing ceremony by Cleanevent.”
In fact, many Australian companies involved in Doha got their start in Sydney, which led to their first offshore work at Athens. For example, Cleanevent, Melbourne-based cleaning and waste management company provided cleaning services to the Athens Olympics and Paralympics and the picked up the Asian Games contract. In engineering services, Sinclair Knight Merz, a big winner from Sydney 2000, was involved in the design and engineering of the roofs for the main Athens Olympic stadium and velodrome, and plus the pedestrian and transport interchange in the OAKA precinct, and were rewarded with design contracts at Doha. In fact, even the legendary volunteer spirit that was so much on display in Sydney 2000 has also led to export benefits! Sydney-based TAFE global, secured a multi-million dollar contracts to help train 80,000 Olympic staff at Athens provided the same model to the Asian Games organisation in Doha.

According to Peter Linford, Australia’s Dubai-based Senior Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, sports action is symbolic of the amount of Australian trade activity that is occurring in the region. “There are over 4500 Australian exporters in the Middle East with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leading the pack with 1771 companies and Saudi Arabia with 581. With the Gulf Co-operation Council-Australia free trade agreement (FTA) being looked at there could be even more action here. The amount of sports activity in the region is shows how much Aussie action there is here. As well as the Asian Games in Doha, we have the famous Dubai Rugby 7s, and in a first-ever event the Toyota-sponsored Adelaide Crows will play the Emirates Collingwood Magpies in an Australia Rules Football exhibition match in the UAE in early 2008. So expect to hear ‘carna Crows’ or ‘carna Pies’ in Aussie accents in the middle of the desert next year!” he said.
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Fact nobody will vote for Australia as Asian country they will give WC 2022 to Asian country

they can have chance if they back to oceana

otherwise they will beat as what happened in AFC CUP bid
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Fact nobody will vote for Australia as Asian country they will give WC 2022 to Asian country

they can have chance if they back to oceana

otherwise they will beat as what happened in AFC CUP bid
...say wuuuhhhht?!

This makes no sense. Why will Qatr win their bid? If its not through bribery then I don't see them with a chance.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #8037
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On Wednesday, the emir is to visit the stadium for the 2012 London Olympics and, with Qatar bidding to host the 2022 football World Cup, he will hold discussions with officials on England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

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waqif, you obviously have no ******* clue about anything at all. Try posting the hundreds of articles that say how Qatar can't/shan't/shouldn't win the WC.
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Fact nobody will vote for Australia as Asian country they will give WC 2022 to Asian country

they can have chance if they back to oceana

otherwise they will beat as what happened in AFC CUP bid
FACT - Australia is more an Asian country than Qatar could ever hope to be. There are more people from Asian backgrounds in Australia than the entire real population of Qatar. Australia is the top ranked FIFA nation in Asia. All of Asia knows what country is a disgrace/failure to International and Asian football (aka Qatar) and what country is doing major things for football in Asia (Australia).
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...say wuuuhhhht?!

This makes no sense. Why will Qatr win their bid? If its not through bribery then I don't see them with a chance.
bribery nobody using such thing other than your country Australia and your Area countries which not belong to Asia all Asian countries is clear and not using bribery that why Oecana is suspended now too many corruption.
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