Sunday, December 5, 2010

China Eyes World Cup - In 20 Years

China is still interested in hosting the World Cup, though FIFA's host rotation and selection rules will keep it out of the running until the 2030 World Cup.

By selecting Qatar, FIFA precluded a 2026 bid from China, since the same continent cannot host consecutive World Cups. That would seem to make 2030 the first year for which China has a realistic chance of winning a bid.

Wei told Titan Sports that a choice of date remained open and acknowledged differences of opinion over the matter within the country's sports bureaucracy and society at large.

China says still interested in World Cup bid
The Associated Press
December 2, 2010