tony gale's mic Posted December 1, 2010 Author Share Posted December 1, 2010 Why do you think it would be the "worst decision in history"? If South Africa deserved a WC out of sentiment, and the US got theirs, and so did the Far East, then why doesnt the Middle East deserve one either? Especially a country that has been investing heavily in a sporting programme for the better part of a decade, and positioned itself as a sporting country if you will. I still dont think they will get it cause of the size; however, if its the heat that worries you then I am pretty confident its something that they will have worked out, otherwise there is no way FIFA would agree. Yes they've worked out a solution in the stadiums, but to borrow the words of a representative from the USA bid, you can't cool a whole country. The experience for the fans will be poor - you talk about staying in Bahrain but it's hardly going to be the most enjoyable World Cup. FIFAs own technical committee have rated the bid high risk for many more reasons than I can list - sadly technical qualities of the bid take a back seat in this process. There's plenty of areas of the world with countries that just aren't suitable for a WC - the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and unless Saudi opens up then the Middle East is another one. However I still consider Egypt and Morocco to be part of the Arab world, and I think either could host a great Cup the next time Africa have a go. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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