Sunday, June 14, 2009

England's 2018/2022 Bid is No Sure Thing

This post from SoccerLens looks critically at England's bid for either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup and argues that despite many factors enhacing the country's chances, the bids are not a guarantee.

Perhaps one could say: “We haven’t had a World Cup since 1966, so it’s about time for it to come to our shores again, surely?” Not necessarily. Perhaps FIFA will continue in the same vein as they did with Japan and Korea and with South Africa and allow a smaller nation to hold it. Qatar’s bid could be a bit of a darkhorse in this respect, and should not be overlooked.

I do not want to put a downer on things, but the England bid’s chances do appear slimmer when considering all of that, don’t they? But England more than stands up with its competitors in all the respects listed above.

England 2018 & 2022: Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves
June 10, 2009