2030 FIFA World Cup Hosts

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

August 30th, 2017, 4:44 pm #1

There's still almost a year to go on the 2026 bidding, but this one needs to be opened up early due to Uruguay and Argentina confirming what has been in the pipeline for at least two decades, a fitting bid for the centenary World Cup. Tomorrow night at the match between the two Suarez and Messi will give the bid its first big outing by displaying these. Thoughts on the idea of ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ/๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท2030?

The presentation should at least be a lot more amicable than this rugby match earlier in the year, Ireland had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it 'Ireland 2023' on their anthem jackets for their current World Cup bid, then France took theirs off to reveal a massive 'France 2023' message on their shirts...
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

August 30th, 2017, 6:26 pm #2

In all the simulations I've done the world ends before 2030, so I have not really thought about it.ย 
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 15th, 2013, 1:00 am

August 31st, 2017, 2:10 pm #3

It seems like Paraguay is joining the club, for co-hosting 2030 with Argentina and Uruguay.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-socc ... SKCN1BB1Y3
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

August 31st, 2017, 7:35 pm #4

All I remember about my trip to Paraguay is that in every shop I entered, the shop assistants (all female) were wearing remarkably tight and short dresses.ย  Indeed the length was proportional to the quality of the shop.ย 
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

September 1st, 2017, 3:26 pm #5

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ can't be seen as getting off to the best of starts when their most iconic player is immediately badmouthing the idea...
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

June 26th, 2018, 12:12 pm #6

A couple of weeks after the 2026 decision, no time to waste, onto the next one.

Morocco in particular buying into that philosophy, already announcing their intention to bid for a 6th time to try and get that first-ever hosting, their persistence is to be admired. This time though they might try to team up with Tunisia and/or Algeria.

Meanwhile South Korea could be leading a bid alongside North Korea, China, and Japan.

Unfortunately the 100th-anniversary tournament might not be the best one to aim for for either of those bids (ignoring the fact any Asian bids are currently ineligible) if the FIFA voters are at all sentimental, the long-known ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ/๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท/๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ attempt looking like it'll also get a challenge from England, who are looking to get in on the co-hosting craze by making it a pan-UK bid, complete withย the backing of someone who could've been more useful with it a few years ago. So surely either football's coming home or the World Cup is...
Quote
Like
Share