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2018 World Cup Bid

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by LordHarryLadd (U14098160) 26 November 2009
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Is it me. Or is the news that there have been umpteen disputes and rows allegedly threatening to scupper England's bid to host the 2018 Fifa WC Finals a tad annoying.

What is the problem?

I smell sports politics and that of dirty lucre going on again here.

As always with these things I suspect that at the root of the trouble is the age old problem of money or the lack of it. Who administers it, who gets it, and how much.

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posted May 4, 2010

I think most English fans would love to have the WC in England in 2018. I also believe that unlike most fans the FA would rather win the WC bid than win the WC itself.

The only nation bidding who could possibly claim priority over us is Russia. Unfortunately if it comes down to the 'brown envelope' stakes they will beat us handsdown.

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posted May 4, 2010

England WILL host the 2018 finals.

Fact.

And they will do it very well.

For those that don't like that - tough.








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posted May 4, 2010

Following on what from what will undoubtedly be a lackluster and embarrassing Olympics for the UK with inadequate transportation,delayed events,racist chanting, plumbing problems with the Athletes Village,opening and closing ceremonies with one firework,a dancing labrador and a reunited Chicory Tip, is there really a need to embarrass England again? It is not a very welcoming country in the first place,it will rain incessantly and the fact that all will be fine until England get knocked out is hardly a recipe for a good tournament.Let the Aussies show how a tournament should be run as they have many times before.

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posted May 4, 2010

Id say lets see how england gets on with the olympics, not sure england should be hosting the 2 biggest sporting events in the globe in the same decade, but england has some good stadiums like the emirates, city of manchester stadium, wembley and the olympic stadium... they also have some dated ones like Old Trafford that could look good with a wee makeover. I think in terms of stadia England is one of the best placed countries in the world to host it, if they made it a British bid & included the Millenium Stadium, Ibrox & Celtic Park it would be a hands down winner.

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posted May 4, 2010

shame ibrox and parkhead are in Scotland then??

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posted May 4, 2010

sorry just read it again. ignore my other post.
we could make it a british host bid, but then dont all 4 countries automatically be allowed in to the world cup is this was done?

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posted May 4, 2010

If they give iot to the goddam USa again - a country that does not even like " soccer " than my conspiracy theory will be proved 100% correct - ENGLAND should definately get it !!

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posted May 4, 2010

Englands bid is pure vapour. Based on stadiums that haven't been built, haven't been started and won't ever see the light of day. A glance at Forests plans for a new stadium in Nottingham are nothing short of ludicrous and based on money that doesn't exist.

PS. @thebeautifulgame... It's paranoid muppets like you that make the rest of us look stupid.

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posted May 4, 2010

Anyone got a link to an informed review of the process? My thoughts;

Australia - great record at hosting sporting events, but do they have enough cities and stadia? (are games in AFL stadia viable? The MCG for example?). Public seems to definately be warming to the game.
Russia - Seems like a wildcard to me, they'll surely put together a strong bid.
United States - They had it in '94, and for a non-football nation, albiet a powerful and rich one, I don't think they merit it so quickly again. Although FIFA may see expansion potential there and they certainly have the infrastructure.
Belgium/Netherlands - Euro 2000 was decent but could they pull off a World Cup? I'm not sure.
Spain/Portugal - These two have a rich football culture and the Camp Nou, Bernabeu, Mestalla, Dragao, Estadio da Luz would be enticing venues WC venues. WC '82 and Euro 2004 were both memorable tournaments.
England - they have the history, the stadia, and the infrastructure. After losing out to Germany for 2006 they've been hunting for another opportunity.

2022 only.

Qatar - unlikely at best. They have population under 1.5 million and lack any degree footballing history. Can you buy the WC? I hope not.
Japan - too soon after 2002.
South Korea - same as Japan, although Asia deserves the WC again, it shouldn't be the same countries that host it.

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