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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 November 30th, 2006, 03:01 PM   #1381
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Queensland Centre (Brisbane)
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This stadium would never be used. They have actually recently said that no more concerts will be played here because of the terrible Public Transport and Traffic Issues. The Premier has quickly thrown up the idea of going for the Olympics, so I don't think there would be any issue of creating a purpose built Stadiumfor the World Cup.

The Gabba was used for the Olympics although the biggest problem with this one is that it is an oval in shape:
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Old November 30th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #1382
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the starter page is full with amazing stadium...
but some of it are more like a toilet bowl...
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Old November 30th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #1383
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This stadium would never be used. They have actually recently said that no more concerts will be played here because of the terrible Public Transport and Traffic Issues. The Premier has quickly thrown up the idea of going for the Olympics, so I don't think there would be any issue of creating a purpose built Stadiumfor the World Cup.
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The Gabba was used for the Olympics although the biggest problem with this one is that it is an oval in shape

I didn't expect the Gabba would be used in a bid, but then again the MCG has similar pitch dimensions so I could include it instead of the Queensland centre?
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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:04 AM   #1384
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The Gabba is now closed all round as well and canhold 49,000 people, but as I said, they wouldn't have to think hard to build a purpose built stadium for the cup.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:23 AM   #1385
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A tad? They are attrocious! I do admit, they are ugly (most of them). In my books, there are only 4 really nice stadiums in Canada. There is a proposal for a new Winnipeg stadium.







Current old stadium:

Why do Canadians like to put hotels right next to their stadiums?
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:03 AM   #1386
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I don't know, it's practical (sometimes). I guess we like to kill two (or more) birds with one stone...
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:04 AM   #1387
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BTW, what do you think about the stadium?
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Old December 1st, 2006, 03:12 AM   #1388
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Other than Toronto what stadium has a hotel right beside it in Canada?
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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:23 AM   #1389
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what are you on? Of Course it should be in Europe, half the teams in the tournament are european, UEFA is the most important organisation within FIFA, home of football etc etc Europe is the reason why there is an 'international appeal', most watch the european leagues.
Get your hand off it man...

How about you start your own tournament and call it the "European Cup"?

...um hang on
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Old December 1st, 2006, 08:54 AM   #1390
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I still think Canada could do it. While we may not have the best stadiums, whose stopping us from building them? The cost of the stadiums would definitely be recouped from the revenue brought in from the cup. Besides, why not Canada? A lot of people here do like soccer and we are finally getting some real professional teams here, with Canadian players. We are hosting the Olympics in 2010, so if our bid is chosen in 2009 the country would nuts with everyone already anticipating the Olympics.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 10:52 AM   #1391
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It should go to England.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 03:20 PM   #1392
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I still think Canada could do it. While we may not have the best stadiums, whose stopping us from building them? The cost of the stadiums would definitely be recouped from the revenue brought in from the cup. Besides, why not Canada? A lot of people here do like soccer and we are finally getting some real professional teams here, with Canadian players. We are hosting the Olympics in 2010, so if our bid is chosen in 2009 the country would nuts with everyone already anticipating the Olympics.
I believe technically Canada could host a World Cup, whether it will happen is a completely different topic
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Old December 1st, 2006, 05:25 PM   #1393
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$5 billion buys you all the facilities and security needed for a world cup. Therefore most industrialized countries are easily able to hold one. It's a question of political will.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 02:33 AM   #1394
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I believe Australia will host the games before Canada ever will.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 02:40 AM   #1395
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^ I believe Australia will too. But Canada will definitely get them sooner or later. Especially if the Olympics are a success
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 03:03 AM   #1396
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27,000 would make the Aussie league the 4th best attended after the Bundeliga, the EPL and La Liga...good luck!
That figure would make Football No.2 in OZ behind AFL (36,000) but will jump Rugby League (17,000) which would be a dream outcome for FFA but 2014 might be a little optimistic . . . maybe 2020 if all goes well.

A-League club Melbourne Victory FC average about that ATM playing out of Telstra Dome. We also have around 11k members which is not bad for a club in only it's second year of existence. We've set the bar for the rest of the league to follow . . . lets hope they do.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 01:32 PM   #1397
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I think if a European country gets the WC again for 2018 it would be similar to the USA calling their beloved Baseball competition the 'World Series'.....yeah right.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 02:37 PM   #1398
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2022 seems my bet for Australia, but 2018 is also a long way away. The more time the better for the stadiums and A-league (the top tier of football). But would the climate be a problem? As in 2010 it is the southern hemisphere's winter, and im not sure what times the kick-off would be?
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Old December 4th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #1399
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2022 seems my bet for Australia, but 2018 is also a long way away. The more time the better for the stadiums and A-league (the top tier of football). But would the climate be a problem? As in 2010 it is the southern hemisphere's winter, and im not sure what times the kick-off would be?
Weather shouldn't be a problem - winter in Oz is pretty mild... Most of the top players experience worse during winter in England, France, Germany, Holland, etc., and Spain/Italy, etc., can get pretty cold in winter too.

The problem will be location and population. FIFA will want either a large population to 'fleece', or a location which makes travel easy for the majority of supporters (Euro nations have the advantage of easy day-trip travel from their neighbours), alternating Americas/Euro comps are to keep the 'homes of football' happy, and finals outside in Asia and Africa will be about getting maximum exposure of the FIFA 'brand' (thus, I suspect, and regret, that 2022 will probably go to China rather than Australia... Hope I'm wrong though.)
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We'd still have sell outs no matter what our population. We also have a diverse range of residents here that would fill in the numbers. I would guarentee a sell out for almost every game if it were in Australia!
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