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FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

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Any insiders know Where FIFA will announce the 2018 WC winning bid result?

I assume it will be at FIFA HQ on the hill, sorry Züriberg , but I can't find anything to prove or disprove that.

Aside: I'm no massive England fan, it's Man United 1st, 2nd and 3rd for me, BUT I would really really really like to see a World Cup in England. The last one in 1966, well I was around for but let's just say I wasn't toilet trained at the time.

52 years is long enough.
Right?
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Old 29.11.2010, 16:47
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

It's being held on the Zurich Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Hallenstadium in Oerlikon


2018 and 2022 announcements LIVE

(FIFA.com) Monday 29 November 2010


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The eyes of the footballing world will be firmly fixed on Zurich this Thursday, when the eagerly awaited decision on the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ tournaments will be revealed. You can follow all the candidates’ presentations, and the dramatic announcement of the winners, LIVE here at FIFA.com.
A host of VIPs and renowned personalities from the worlds of sport and politics will be present in Zurich, supporting their home nations’ bids. The world’s media will also turn out in force, with some 1,000 journalists accredited to cover the event, and nearly 70 TV stations broadcasting live from Zurich.
The final presentations by the nine candidates begin on Wednesday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Proceedings open with the contenders to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The running order starts with Australia at 14.00 CET, followed on the hour, every hour by Korea Republic, Qatar, USA and Japan, who have the final starting slot at 18:00.
The candidates for the 2018 FIFA World Cup take to the stage on Thursday morning. Belgium and the Netherlands start the ball rolling at 9.00, followed by Spain and Portugal, England, and finally Russia at 12 midday. The running order was previously determined by the drawing of lots.
Following the presentations, the FIFA Executive Committee will gather to consider its verdict and vote on the choice of host nation for the forthcoming finals. The announcement is expected at approximately 16.00 CET, when FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will open the envelopes to reveal the names of the winners before a live audience and the global media representatives at Zurich Exhibition Centre.
Stay tuned to FIFA.com, the official website of world football’s governing body, for full coverage of two enthralling days. Our LIVE reporting on events at the Home of FIFA begins at 14.00 CET on Wednesday. We’ll exclusively bring you the presentations by all nine candidates, followed by the official announcement of the FIFA World Cup host nations on Thursday afternoon.
Final presentations: running order
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
14:00 Australia
15:00 Korea Republic
16:00 Qatar
17:00 USA
18:00 Japan
Thursday, 2 December 2010
09:00 Belgium/Netherlands
10:00 Spain/Portugal
11:00 England
12:00 Russia
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Old 29.11.2010, 16:57
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Presentations??? I thought it was an auction...
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Don't forget Panorama tonight on the FIFA World Cup bribery exposé:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wfl8t
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Old 29.11.2010, 21:03
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Expect a fair amount of security over the next few days. The England delegation includes Prince William, David Cameron, David Beckham, Alan Shearer, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker, Andy Cole and John Barnes.

I guess that other countries will be bringing out their equivalents.

Full delegation list
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BUT I would really really really like to see a World Cup in England.

Do you have $100,000,000.-?

Panorama BBC 1, Invetigating FIFA right now
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Aside: I'm no massive England fan, it's Man United 1st, 2nd and 3rd for me, BUT I would really really really like to see a World Cup in England. The last one in 1966, well I was around for but let's just say I wasn't toilet trained at the time.

52 years is long enough.
Right?
Glad to see you can take a man out of Manchester but never the man out of the Republic of Mancunia :-)

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

When the Swiss MP looked at the figures and said "The amounts of money are astounding", you could see behind his eyes that he was thinking "What's the problem? It's only $200,000. My cleaner earns more than this!!"
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I am Dutch and would love to have a WC in Holland but NOT with these ridiculous demands from the FIFA.
Good luck England or Russia
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Hi,

Any insiders know Where FIFA will announce the 2018 WC winning bid result?

I assume it will be at FIFA HQ on the hill, sorry Züriberg , but I can't find anything to prove or disprove that.
It's at the Messe Halle next to Hallenstadion.
I've been working on the set up since last week - it's a f'ing monster - basically it's taking up all 8 halls for the world's media & all the bidding entourages etc, with a stage for the announcements that a stadium rock band would be happy with!

Guess FIFA have to spend their dirty loot somehow.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

7 hours later and having watched Jack Warner (FIFA delegate) calling an elderly BBC journalist "a piece of s**t" on Panorama for asking him about the tickets he sold on the black market, I think David Mellor is correct, I paraphrase:

"Any other organisation would investigate such (bribery) claims seriously...isn't it time that Governments investigate FIFA?"

I told a bloke at work earlier "that Blatter has got to be the most dodgy Swiss I've ever seen". He laughed knowingly.

Right now, I have a feeling Russia will get 2018 and Qatar 2022.
Only 65 hours to wait...
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Warners quote of "I'd spit on you but I don't want to dignify my spit" might also send a subtle signal that England may not get the nod....what do you think?

There is something a bit self - destructive about the timing of the BBC show though....surely next week would have done
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

As things stands now it would seem a done deal for Russia, since England is involved I wonder how impartial the BBC investigation really is....
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Don't care about Prince William, Cameron, Lineker and co. but WHERE can I get a glimpse of Beckham today. That man is beautiful!!!!!!! with bells on.
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Don't care about Prince William, Cameron, Lineker and co. but WHERE can I get a glimpse of Beckham today. That man is beautiful!!!!!!! with bells on.

Not today but Thursday, you will find him and others at the afterparty in Amber

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

You Star ! better not be a wind up.
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As things stands now it would seem a done deal for Russia, since England is involved I wonder how impartial the BBC investigation really is....
Channel 4 News last night took care of criticism of the Russian bid but Channel 4 doesn't get worldwide coverage with a fresh exposé versus BBC serving up rehashed news and clips.
The Channel 4 news item highlighted concerns over corruption, match fixing, racism in Russian football and the dilapidated infrastructure.....

http://www.channel4.com/news/russias...orld-cup-glory

...but the web article does say Russia are still favourites.
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Old 30.11.2010, 10:58
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

Maybe it's time a few big nations stood up against FIFA.

Either you're against corruption or you're not.

If it goes to Russia for 2018, I won't be going. Due to my safety as a non-white person.

If it goes to England, I would still have to question supporting the on-going farce that is FIFA.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

I really dont know how FIFA have got away with it for so long. i think that if england dont get it there could be an enquiry anyway. the swiss are getting a bit fed up with FIFA and their antics. They not a federation, more like a mafia.
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Old 30.11.2010, 12:38
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 Announcement

So the IOC is now going to investigate one of the FIFA guys.

Just when you thought it couldn't get more absurd.
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