Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prince William leads push for 2018 World Cup

BULLETIN:  England lost out to Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.   England did not make it out of first round of voting.  Now comes the voting for the 2022 World Cup.  One of the leading contenders is the United States.   We hosted the 1994 World Cup, which remains the most successful World Cup of all time, despite the fact the the USA is not a soccer powerhouse.  FIFA was very pleased with the success of the 1994 World Cup.   However, the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar.   I am quite happy to hear this.  We hosted the World Cup, it was a successful cup, a sort of been there done that ... move on ... and only a few months before the baseball season starts!

Prince William, president of the England's Football Association, is in Zurich to beat the drums for England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

"I love football, we English love football and it would be an honour for us to host the World Cup."
"It's a supremely powerful force for binding people together.

"I love football, we English love football - that's why it would be such an honour for us to host the 2018 World Cup.
"I also give you an assurance that England is committed to developing football internationally as a member of your football family."
 "We can deliver extraordinary public occasions - I certainly hope as I'm planning quite a big one myself next year. "It will be truly a Fifa World Cup for the world."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh boy! Kate'll give him an earful for that one: "You compared out wedding to a soccer match!?!?!"