Thursday, November 02, 2006

And the talk again turns to World Cup 2018

Lennart Johansson, president of UEFA, would support England's bid for the 2018 World Cup. He said this while in London campaigning for his re-election as president of European soccer's governing body.

With the 2010 event going to South Africa and 2014 scheduled to be played somewhere in South America, 2018 will be the next time the finals are open to all bidders. Because of this, there is sure to be some strong contenders including Australia (and possibly with New Zealand), China, Russia, Mexico and the USA. Throw in some wild cards like Canada or Saudi Arabia (the wildest of wild, but still enough money to give them a chance) and you have for some interesting possibilities.

The good news for England, if no other European nation makes a hard push (and with Germany, France and Italy pretty much out of it, they only have Spain or maybe the Ukraine to worry about), they should get a strong lock on the European vote early. That will allow them time to talk the African and Asian votes into going their way.

On top of that, this will be the first time the World Cup has stayed off European shores for two successive finals. This should provide more then enough motivation for the country to rally around one nation, especially if history holds true (no European team has ever won a cup stages outside of Europe) and none of them get the prize in '10 or '14.

If Johansson wins re-election, and he probably will, this boasts England's odds even further.

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Blogger Yzerfontein said...

I reckon Soccer World Cup 2018 will be in Europe - either Benelux or England.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you planning to visit South Africa in 2010.
I am a South African born and bred (1960) and I have had to recently emigrate because of the horrific crime situation. I narrowly escaped death a number of times. The South Africa of today is a nightmare of robbery, murder and rape. The violence used in these criminal acts is terrifying and done with real racist hatred of whites. If you come to the 2010 world cup in South Africa there is a real chance of your wife or daughter being raped in front of you and then having your throat slit.
My friends have all immigrated to Australia, NZ, Canada or like me to UK. There is an ethnic cleansing of whites taking place in SA, over one million whites have been forced out since Mandela came to power in 1994. The international media is uncomfortable in exposing these atrocities in this country because it is black on white hate crime and this causes tension in the USA and Europe, SA is the hidden killing field of the world. Unspeakable atrocities are being committed against whites by blacks. South African blacks have the highest standard of living in Africa and the rest of Africa is trying to get over the borders yet the blacks in SA have a racist hatred of whites. Big financial institutions and the government control the South African media and they want to protect the investments of the big financiers of Europe and America.
The government has launched a massive bulls**t campaign for 2010.
They have massive wealth behind them to fund the lies and spin, and this will result in many deaths. Have a look at these videos.
If you don’t believe me go ahead and find out the hard way.

12:04 PM  

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