Thursday, March 19, 2009

Africa Misses Chance for 2022 World Cup

No African countries have bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Under rotation rules, this would have been the first World Cup the region could host after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"Egypt was one African country thought to be considering a tilt at 2022 after Fifa included it on a list of potential bidders to have expressed an initial interest in staging the tournament."

"However, the Egyptian Football Association subsequently denied it had any interest in making a bid."

"Nine countries are interested in staging the tournament in either 2018 or 2022, while two (Qatar and South Korea) are just bidding for 2022."

No African bid for 2022 World Cup
March 17, 2009