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macocha europy
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There have been numerous rumours in the German media about skepticism within FIFA about South Afcrica's capability of staging the 2010 World Cup. Transport and stadia (lack of construction progress) have been named as the mjaor problem zones.

Possible replacements would be Australia, but more likely the U.S.

Anybody else heard this?

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Grahame Jones in the LA Times mentioned this in an article on 2010...seemed like wishful thinking to me, as that I was the first time I had read it.
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Clearly if FIFA are having second thoughts about sending the World Cup to a country with abysmal public transport links and half-finished stadia, then the backup option should be England.
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Utter nonsense. Joseph S. Blatter is not an idiot when it comes to covering his own arse. If there were any doubts about South Africa, he would not have so emphatically given Thabo Mbeki a vote of confidence on Friday at the unveiling of the new logo.

Of course there are some problems with infrastructure, especially transport. These problems were acknowledged by FIFA before SA won the bid, and plans are in place to address it.

The stadium situation is another valid cause of concern. But anybody who is familiar with SA's construction industry will know that building things well and quick is not a question of concern. The political in-fighting about tenders and locations is a concern. If necessary, heads will be banged together to sort that out.

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FIFA is now concerned that the poor performances of the Asian teams at this World Cup may lead to declining interest from this vast region. Clearly they need to stage the next tournament in a time zone that suits the Asian billions - people and dollars. Preferably in a country that has a low level of risk in this unstable world, and is already preparing for a World Cup.

New Zealand welcomes you.

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China would be the next Asian world cup host, undoubtedly, anytime between 2014 or 2022. Too much at stake here. By the end of next decade, they could be pretty decent, at least as good as Korea/Japan were in 02.

Brazil would make the most sense in the Americas, they are way overdue.

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Place Mexico into that mix for a hypothetical 2010 replacement.
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Brazil's getting 2014.
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The US could throw it together at the last second, I suppose, because we have so many massive NFL stadiums, most of them built since 1994 - New England, Seattle, Houston, Washington, etc.

But they said the same thing about Athens for the 2004 Olympics. There was serious concern that the event would be a real disaster, but by all accounts it was one of the better games ever.

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No Jefe, Argentina`s getting 2014, together with Chile - it will be a joint bid you see.
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It's kind of surprising that Brazil hasn't put up a good bid for decades. They do like football, right?

One issue with the next US world cup would be access for foreign fans, visas are hard to come by for fans from many countries.

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They love football, but their stadia are a disaster and their FA has provided the footballing definition of "dysfunctional" for decades.
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I love the tone of your post G-man, it makes me assume that it will be you who bangs the relevant heads together.

quite right too.

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Always one to find ingenious ways to shore up his useless son-in-law Teixeira at the CBF, even Havelange baulked at trying to make a case for giving the World Cup to Brazil.
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Hieronymus Bosch
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FIFA had a good long think about giving it to Brazil for 1994, but eventually they were forced to face reality (this was some time in the late 1980s).
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