Monday, December 18, 2006

Colombia wants 2014

Colombia has decided to go ahead with their bid to host the 2014 World Cup.

There have been rumors about such a bid since July when President Alvaro Uribe suggested that his country wanted to host, but now it looks to be official.

Brazil was considered a lock after all other CONMEBOL countries decided to support their bid, but Colombia seems to have had a change of heart.

The country has never hosted the finals, but they were awarded it for 1986. However, they had to surrender the games in 1982 due to financial problems. Mexico ended up getting those games.

Would FIFA really go back to Colombia after the 1986 melt down? More then twenty years has past, but how could they give them the games at the expense of denying Brazil, i.e. Soccer Gods, their first hosting duties since 1950?

It is always good to have options, but this one seems very far-fetched.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curiously, at the recent World Club Cup in Japan, the Internacional coach said in a press conference that Brazil is not ready in any way to host a World Cup. I'm not sure how this played at home, but I raised my eyebrows.

I would have thought that competition will be intense. South America has only hosted one finals since 1962, so I'd be expecting Brazil and Argentina to throw their hats into the ring at some point. These inter-confederation agreements, as England and Germany can attest, aren't often worth the paper that they're written on.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Striker said...

Happy New Year & thanks for your support!

11:46 AM  

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