Created this specific thread in order to keep the current Qatar thread clear.
None of those countries (except for Turkey) have any chance at a World Cup. If they went to Asia there is only three realistic options: China, Australia or Japan.Other potential nations that could host in the 2020's would be Thailand and Malaysia (jointly?) or Malaysia/Indonesia (jointly), Turkey, Colombia (maybe jointly with Venezuela or Peru).
Later on, maybe in the 2030s, India could be a host.
The 2030 World Cup is interesting. Would they go back to Europe for a Spain/Portugal or Netherlands/Belgium? What about Italy? In the next ten years they should have new stadiums built by Milan, Inter, Roma and Napoli. Is there any chance Uruguay (1930 Centennial celebration) could do a joint bid with Argentina?
The centennial in Argentina/Uruguay would be great too. 5-6 stadiums for each country with the final back in Montevideo 100 years on from the first tournament.This WC will go back to Europe, if the 2026 edition will be in Asia/Australia!
The centennial World Cup should go to the home of football!
Argentina would never accept not to have the final.The centennial in Argentina/Uruguay would be great too. 5-6 stadiums for each country with the final back in Montevideo 100 years on from the first tournament.
I don't agree. The final will be in Montevideo, at Centenário Stadium. That's the whole point of it and Argentines know that.Argentina would never accept not to have the final.
It's more likely that they bid alone for 2034 if Uruguay insist on staging the final.
I don't agree. The final will be in Montevideo, at Centenário Stadium. That's the whole point of it and Argentines know that.
I just think it will be more like 2-3 venues at Uruguay and 8-9 at Argentina.
Joint bid doesn't make sense:I'd like to see in Australia/NZ: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland, Wellington.
About my country I think 2026 or 2030 edition, with new stadiums and redevelopment of old ones.
The whole bidding process was flawed though. You couldn't award it to second place in a tainted vote as it wouldn't be a true reflection of the vote. Many of those Qatar votes would have gone towards Asian votes if Qatar wasn't involved. Also strategic voting is done to knock out rival bids earlier, the pattern of which can be seen when you look at the rounds of voting.I don't get why this thread is open. If they take it away from Qatar they will give it a country that already has a plan in place for the 2022 World Cup and has the venues or can deliver by 2022. There's only 4 countries who can deliver (Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States of America). Japan and South Korea recently hosted and Australia's bid for 2022 came in dead last of the official candidates (it got 1 delegate out of 22 and was promptly eliminated). I think the US is the likeliest bet but if push comes to shove they'll probably bite their tongue and pick Australia (especially with Japan now hosting the Tokyo Olympics in 2020). If Australia wants the WC, they should revamp their plan. Getting 1 out of 22 delegates isn't a sign of support. Spain/Portugal could be a wild card though given their 2nd place finish for 2018 and the fact that nearly all of the infrastructure is in place.