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Australia To Bid For World Cup In 2014  
User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

I saw this on the front page of today's paper this morning. I am really excited by the prospect, Australia (Sydney) hosted the greatest Olympics ever, now we will have the chance to host the worlds most popular sporting event the Soccer World Cup. What do you guys think will we get the rights to host it?

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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2706 times:


Hey, I'm all for it. Just be careful that a rugby match doesn't breakout!




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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

I thought that the OFC wasn't going to be garunteed a 'turn'. Has that decision been made ?


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User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

I don't know about getting a turn if you mean direct qualification into the world cup that decison will be made in December of this year.

User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

No, I meant turn as in the tourney will now be shared equally amongst the federations in turn ... 2006 Europe, 2010 Africa, etc. That is now the plan.

There was doubt that OFC would get an equal go. As far as OFC having it's own qualifying spot, it isn't a lock for Australia you know .....



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

well, what about Australiasia? meaning: Australia/NewZealand may be Fiji or New Caledonia as well?

User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Sorry, you are right, I think that they will be given equal status and a turn as well, also it is in the same time zone as much of Asia so Asia will probably support it also

User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

I would say the prospect of Australia winning the world cup would be very low. First of all Australia is hardly the world's greatest football nation (not that that matters)...and secondly football is not Australia's most popular game and I think it would be very difficult for us to fill the stadiums. It would be nice, but at this time I don't see it happening.

User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

"and secondly football is not Australia's most popular game and I think it would be very difficult for us to fill the stadiums. It would be nice, but at this time I don't see it happening"

This is not true Soccer is the most played game in Australia by terms of participation sport,the World Cup 3. place play off outrated the Wallabies game in both Melbourne and Sydney, with no Australian participation what so ever. The highest rating TV program this year was the World Cup final, for the Olympics the most watched games was the Soccer as far as ticket sales went all games where a sellout, and Australia did not even qualify for the second round. Australians love all sport and they very much love high quality sport.


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Not sure about Asia supporting the OFC, anything that OFC gets will probably be at the expense of Asia (or so they think) so who knows how it will go.

My opinion is that the OFC WILL get an automatic qualifying spot but won't be part of the rotation to host the tourney and frankly I think that is fair.

A spot for OFC will probably come at the expense of Europe, they have too many already .... wait for it ..... cue the outraged Europeans !



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User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I think we should have the right to host the world cup too.
The reason that Europe has so many spots is because of the TV rights and more European teams the rights will be sold for more money. However Australia has an economy and financial power of say Austria, Portugal, Belgium so as far as FIFA is concerned they will not be out of pocket.


User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

"Love high quality sport" : is that why Rugby is so popular?  Nuts

Oh, and I am a complete football fanatic, I love soccer!


User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

You know what I mean  Smile they like to see the best perform in whatever sport

User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Might as well let us have it, it's the only way our team is going to get to play.



VH-ADG


User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2519 times:

I think that Australia has an even slimmer chance of making Germany 2006 after losing to New Zealand, and not playing any matches for the next 6 months. We have all these so called "stars" in Europe, such as Kewell and Viduka, but they never want to come and play! You can have the best players in the world, but if they don't play for their country what's the point?

And ADG, that isn't a very good reason to let us have it. I don't think FIFA is going to say "Oh well the poor Aussies haven't been in the World Cup since 1974, we'll let them host it". What about all the other countries? Holland, who are a wonderful footballing country didn't even get to the World Cup in Korea/Japan!


User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2517 times:

About appearances for Australia when it counts they have been there, and will be in the future, what will happen if you do not play (are available) in 75% of the games (non-friendly) you do not play at all. The key is a team of players who play together all the team, and if the stars do not want play then fine we have very good local talent who is underrated, and teams like Korea, USA, proved this year it is not about individual stars but about a teamwork. This bid will boost soccer here and Soccer Australia and we have a good chance for Germany 2006, as the talent that is available is at an all time high.


User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2512 times:

I disagree that Australia has been there when it counts, we have only been in the World Cup once! And now we won't even be in the Confederations Cup...

User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2512 times:

I meant the bulk of our stars, Viduka, Okon, Muscat, Moore

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Guys and girls, remember that it is in 2014! a lot of current players will be a tad (dare I say) over the hill? There are some real stars out there, and with Soccer (football) continuing to be the most popular sport in Australian schools (in terms of participation numbers) then Australia could well be revving up for a serious attempt at both entering and (if the stars are in allignment and the moon doth shine) winning the world cup.

Remember, if youd have said 12 years ago that Korea would get to the WC finals people would have laughed at you.


QANTASforever


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Guys,

Hhhhmmm, we've proven that we can host a major event "best ever" and it would be great to keep Australia in the eyes of the world. But I think the NSW government is gearing up for an election and there is nothing better than getting the punters excited about a local event of the magnitude near the Olympics.

mb

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User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Goodbye,

Who really cares? It's only soccer!



VH-ADG  Big grin


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

What a coincidence. A reuters report in todays Daily Yomiuri on the recent OFC meeting in New Zealand was attended by FIFA Pres. Sepp Blatter and he said,

" I fully recognise that this confederation should have the same rights as the other five confederations. One of those rights is to be able to play in ALL FIFA competitions and that means direct entry into the world cup. That is a statutory right and I will be fighting for that ".

He went on to say that now the reigning champion no longer qualifies automatically this has opened up one spot and that this place should go to an Oceania team.

So that sounds promising but Asia, CONCAF and Africa are all wanting another place and there is only one place that can come from, Europe !



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User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

ADG... "only" soccer??!?!?!?!?!

 Wow!
 Wow!
 Wow!

*faints*


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Ignore it Goodbye. She's just a chuck !

ADG your profile says 'pootie' expert. Is that pootie-cat or compooter ?



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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

So much for my razor wit. A CHICK, just a chick, no chucking.


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25 Power : ADG Goodbye, Who really cares? It's only soccer! What do you mean? Soccer is the currency of the sporting world it the sport that counts! FIFA has mor
26 ADG : ADG your profile says 'pootie' expert. Is that pootie-cat or compooter ? Compootier. Wondered where you were going with the chuck thing ... What do yo
27 Arsenal@LHR : Australia is good at hosting major sporting events, and it would be an excellent venue for the 2014 world cup.......however, the 12 hour time differen
28 Pacificjourney : ... yes but perfect for us in Japan, not to mention the billion Chinese and North America. Someone has to get the shaft time-zone wise so why not Euro
29 Qantas744 : There could be more World cup slots becoming available if some of the African and Oceanic nations have their way-we know that they would like to see a
30 Goodbye : As much as it would be good to see Australia in the world cup, I don't think Direct Qualification is the answer. Australia manages to beat countries l
31 Power : ADG says: "I'm sorry, but I associate it with a lot of thuggish violence, not the sort of thing i'd let my kids be involved in." That is being narrow
32 Jgo : i thought she was talking about the riots from certain *cough*english*cough* fans whenever their team lost. (btw. i'm not bashing the english) the med
33 LY772 : Fifa should have a rule: No country that says "soccer" instead of "football" should be alowed to host the games.
34 ADG : That is being narrow minded it has nothing to do with thuggery or violence, only a very small percentage of fans (if they can be called that) are hool
35 Power : Yeah out of 3 billion people who watched how many rioted? A couple hundred? Maybe a couple thousand not much is it?
36 Marcus : Remember, if youd have said 12 years ago that Korea would get to the WC finals people would have laughed at you. ****************** He he he........th
37 ADG : "Power" Might I suggest you actually read the posts of others? You appear to be totally off the track (again). That hooliganism is repeated time and t
38 Goodbye : Whereas all the above takes place ON the field in Rugby etc...
39 ADG : Ash, At the 9 and 10 year old level of Rugby they most certainly do not, well not where I am anyway. Mind you, my preference is for Aussie Rules ... V
40 Banco : We all know that Australia would be a great venue for the World Cup, but the time zone does present problems. The "why not Europe [to suffer] for a ch
41 ADG : Banco, didn't stop the world in 2000. What will stop the bid is that Soccer Australia is nothing more than disorganised rabble with financial problems
42 Post contains links Mx5_boy : Soccer brings out many an emotion.... Read on: http://www.mississauga.com/mi/peelpolice/story/491938p-612122c.html mb Sic em' RRREX! (Regional Express
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