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Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:31 AM   #1141
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A look at how London's Olympic Stadium would look in football mode for the World Cup. 80,000 seats, and each not as far from the pitch as I thought.

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:01 AM   #1142
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I'd still rather see White Hart Lane used purely from a football perspective. Ok the seats arent that far away, that photo shows it is relatively close but England consists of so many fantastic football stadiums, even with slightly less capacity but we should have a bid without running tracks, without massive outfields, we are England, we know how to build football stadiums, and with a fantastic infrastructure, how to stage a fantastic World Cup.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:11 AM   #1143
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A British WC would be (have been) awesome-

London, Wembley 90k Final QF GR
Cardiff, Millennium 75k SF QF GR
Manchester, Old Trafford 80k SF QF GR
Glasgow, Ibrox park 65k QF GR
Edingburgh, Murrayfield 60k GR
Liverpool, New Anfield 75K GR
Newcastle, St James Park 60k GR
BirminghamVilla Park, 50k GR
Sheffield, Bramall Lane, 44k GR
Portsmouth, Fratton Park 40k GR
London, New white Hart Lane 60k GR
Belfast, Windsor Park, 50k GR
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Fifa dont want 4team host 1 world cup
Why London tried that thing with their Preliminary football competition for the Olympics, but unfortunately had to axe Belfast, due to the fact that although the stadium was the minimum 20,000 for Olympic football preliminaries (though it seats 14,000, I'm sure temporary seating would have been added to make it 20,000, or even general upgrades), it lacked the modernness of the other regional cities on offer. That coupled with the lack of general infrastructure and lack of hotels forced the city to be axed from football preliminaries. This was done during the Candidate phase of London's 2012 bid.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #1144
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Does English federation(FA) think be candidate to 2020 European championship ?
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #1145
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The world cup is the focus. Even if we lose 2018 I'd be incredibly surprised if we bid for the Euros, especially since we had one in '96.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #1146
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A British WC would be (have been) awesome-

London, Wembley 90k Final QF GR
Cardiff, Millennium 75k SF QF GR
Manchester, Old Trafford 80k SF QF GR
Glasgow, Ibrox park 65k QF GR
Edingburgh, Murrayfield 60k GR
Liverpool, New Anfield 75K GR
Newcastle, St James Park 60k GR
BirminghamVilla Park, 50k GR
Sheffield, Bramall Lane, 44k GR
Portsmouth, Fratton Park 40k GR
London, New white Hart Lane 60k GR
Belfast, Windsor Park, 50k GR
Ibrox is only 50k, and the 3rd biggest in Glasgow. Celtic Park or Hampden would be more likely.

FIFA tend to prefer single bids, and they definitely wouldn't let 4 teams qualify automatically. There would only be another 9 or 10 european teams who would qualify.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #1147
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England 2018 balloon flying round all the bid cities and regions:

Eden Project, Cornwall









Chelsea FC Training Ground, London







Wembley Stadium, London






http://www.balloon.tv/
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #1148
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The man who was in charge of organising the 1990 World Cup has given his backing to England's bid to host the 2018 tournament.

Luca Montezemolo told the BBC: "England has all the ingredients to organise a successful World Cup."

Mr Montezemolo, now president of Ferrari, said England had a "huge tradition" in football.

Mr Montezemolo, who is one of the most famous men in Italy, managed the committee which planned and put on Italia '90.

"England has a huge tradition in soccer. They have good stadiums, good teams. They have one of the best national teams with a very good national trainer," he said, referring to his countryman Fabio Capello.

When asked if England should host the World Cup, he replied emphatically, "Yes. Yes."

And he advised any hosting nation to pay the utmost detail to its preparation.

"[Have] clear goals, establish the best team of people and have the best national companies to work with and have as partners in the organisation. Telecommunications companies, logistic companies, television companies."

It is very important to use "all the best elements of the country", he added.

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Old June 24th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #1149
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Cape Town shares with England 2018 bid team

Wanless reflects on World Cup visit

SAFC's Louise Wanless speaks about her visit to South Africa.







SAFC's head of media and communications, Louise Wanless, says South Africa are putting on a great show as hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Wanless was part of an England 2018 Candidate Host City delegation which embarked on a week-long fact finding trip to the country as the bidding process for the 2018 tournament continues.


She said: "South Africa has done fantastically well. There was a lot of consternation in the English media in the run-up to the tournament about how South Africa would cope, but you have to understand the challenges they have faced to get to this point.


"They've had to build stadiums and infrastructure and that's been a massive task over the last four years. There were always going to be teething problems but so far they have put on a fantastic tournament."


The tournament will leave a legacy for South Africans long after the final ball has been kicked, with billions of rand pumped into stadia, infrastructure and facilities.


"I spoke to a lot of South Africans while I was out there and asked what they felt the tournament had done for them," Wanless said.


"The main thing they mentioned was the improvement to transport and infrastructure. Roads have been widened and improved and rail links have been upgraded. The public transport network wasn't great so the World Cup has improved that.


"The tournament has brought in over 500,000 tourists so far which will boost the economy and raise the profile of South Africa on the world stage."


Now the bid team have returned to the UK and will spend the next few months hoping to impress FIFA ahead of the big decision by the governing body's Executive Committee.


While in South Africa, the group attended presentations, toured a number of locations, spoke to members of the South African organising committee and took in three matches.
"Going over was an extremely useful experience," Wanless added. "You can't comprehend the scale of a World Cup unless you see it for yourself.



"We know what it takes to put on football matches - we do it every week - but we had no idea of the sheer scale of the tournament prior to going out there.


"We spoke to the Cape Town organising committee, who were hugely impressive. They had been getting by on two or three hours' sleep a night for weeks to get things over the line."


All eyes are now on the 2018 bidding process, with Sunderland taking their place as a potential Host City should the country's bid be selected.
Wanless is confident the country has what it takes, but stressed England does not have an automatic right to host the tournament.
"England is definitely a safe pair of hands in terms of a World Cup bid. We have the stadia, infrastructure, knowledge and experience of hosting big sporting events.
"More importantly, we have the passion and desire. England does not have an automatic right to host the World Cup. But we have got everything needed to make the tournament a success."
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Old June 26th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #1150
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I would like to see the world cup in england but hosting with scotland cities Glasgow and edhinburg and Cardiff, could be fantastic and not necesary clasificate scotland and Wales, just England.
London
Manchester
Liverpool
Newcastle
Birmingan
shellfield
Leeds
Cardiff
Glasgow
Edinburg
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Old June 26th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #1151
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I would like to see the world cup in england but hosting with scotland cities Glasgow and edhinburg and Cardiff, could be fantastic and not necesary clasificate scotland and Wales, just England.
London
Manchester
Liverpool
Newcastle
Birmingan
shellfield
Leeds
Cardiff
Glasgow
Edinburg
Scottish and Welsh wont agree
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Old June 26th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #1152
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And FIFA wouldn't want three nations qualifying automatically. It's a non-starter. Let's stick to England 2018.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #1153
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I would like to see the world cup in england but hosting with scotland cities Glasgow and edhinburg and Cardiff, could be fantastic and not necesary clasificate scotland and Wales, just England.
London
Manchester
Liverpool
Newcastle
Birmingan
shellfield
Leeds
Cardiff
Glasgow
Edinburg
Why would you give it to those cities when England can quite easily host it itself? Its not rugby.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #1154
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I would like to see the world cup in england but hosting with scotland cities Glasgow and edhinburg and Cardiff, could be fantastic and not necesary clasificate scotland and Wales, just England.
London
Manchester
Liverpool
Newcastle
Birmingan
shellfield
Leeds
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Glasgow
Edinburg
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And FIFA wouldn't want three nations qualifying automatically. It's a non-starter. Let's stick to England 2018.
Why can't they just host as Great Britain or the U.K.?
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Old June 30th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #1155
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Because there is no such entity in the footballing world. It's an England bid from the English FA.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:25 AM   #1156
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:32 PM   #1157
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You what?
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 06:04 PM   #1158
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 06:19 PM   #1159
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jejej i have a question, is only england or all UK
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 10:25 AM   #1160
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Why can't they just host as Great Britain or the U.K.?
No because FIFA would make them field a Great Britain team and Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland will never agree to that.
On a separate topic, Twickenham is the second largest stadium in England. Would the English Rugby authorities ever allow it to host World Cup Football games?
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