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skangles
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Post #76
Monday November 24, 2014 12:35am

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I was looking at a list of stadiums currently being built and Algeria looks like they're putting themselves in a prime position to host a World Cup going forward.

Here's a list of Stadiums being built in Algeria:

  • Grand Stade d'Alger - Algiers - 60,000 - Opening in 2015
  • Stade Abdelkader Khalef - Tizi Ouzou - 50,000 - Opening in 2016
  • New Sétif Stadium - Setif - 50,000 - Opening in 2018
  • Grand complexe sportif Constantine - Constantine - 50,000 - Opening in 2018
  • Olympic Stadium of Oran - Oran - 40,000 - Opening in 2015
  • Douera Sportpark Stadium - Douera - 40,000 - Opening in 2016
  • Grand complexe sportif Chlef - Chlef - 40,000 - Opening in 2018


That's seven new World Cup sized stadiums. You have to assume we'll be hearing more about Algerian World Cup bids in the coming years and if Qatar loses the 2022 World Cup, I wouldn't be surprised to see Algeria to make a move for 2022.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #77
Monday November 24, 2014 1:12am

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Original post from skangles

I was looking at a list of stadiums currently being built and Algeria looks like they're putting themselves in a prime position to host a World Cup going forward.

Here's a list of Stadiums being built in Algeria:

  • Grand Stade d'Alger - Algiers - 60,000 - Opening in 2015
  • Stade Abdelkader Khalef - Tizi Ouzou - 50,000 - Opening in 2016
  • New Sétif Stadium - Setif - 50,000 - Opening in 2018
  • Grand complexe sportif Constantine - Constantine - 50,000 - Opening in 2018
  • Olympic Stadium of Oran - Oran - 40,000 - Opening in 2015
  • Douera Sportpark Stadium - Douera - 40,000 - Opening in 2016
  • Grand complexe sportif Chlef - Chlef - 40,000 - Opening in 2018


That's seven new World Cup sized stadiums. You have to assume we'll be hearing more about Algerian World Cup bids in the coming years and if Qatar loses the 2022 World Cup, I wouldn't be surprised to see Algeria to make a move for 2022.


Algeria is in CAF, and CAF just hosted a WC 4 years ago.. The soonest Algeria/CAF can host another WC is 2026.

skangles
DC
Post #78
Monday November 24, 2014 1:19am

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FIFA scrapped their rotation rule back in 2007 and now for a country to host a World Cup their region cannot have hosted the two previous tournaments. If Qatar loses the 2022 World Cup, CAF countries would be eligible to bid.

Chung explained that all associations would be free to apply to host future World Cup finals, providing they did not belong to confederations that had staged either of the two previous tournaments.

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/football/10...


MSantoine
Post #79
Monday November 24, 2014 2:56am

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Algeria probably is getting ready to host cup of nations and/or u20 World Cup first. Africa will probably be looking at 2038 World Cup bid against east Asia/Australia.

2018-Russia (UEFA)
2022-Qatar (AFC)
2026- USA/canada (concacaf)
2030- Argentina/Uruguay centennial
2034- western euro team (by this Time it will have been 30 years since any western euro team hosted and even more for traditional powers England, Spain, Italy)
2038-unless things change this couldn't be Europe or South America. If us or Canada gets 2026 no way FIFA comes back to concacaf either and Australia/japan/china/Korea would likely fight some northern African teams for the bid.

skangles
DC
Post #80
Monday November 24, 2014 3:14am

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Original post from MSantoine

Algeria probably is getting ready to host cup of nations and/or u20 World Cup first. Africa will probably be looking at 2038 World Cup bid against east Asia/Australia.

2018-Russia (UEFA)
2022-Qatar (AFC)
2026- USA/canada (concacaf)
2030- Argentina/Uruguay centennial
2034- western euro team (by this Time it will have been 30 years since any western euro team hosted and even more for traditional powers England, Spain, Italy)
2038-unless things change this couldn't be Europe or South America. If us or Canada gets 2026 no way FIFA comes back to concacaf either and Australia/japan/china/Korea would likely fight some northern African teams for the bid.


Yeah, I agree that's the logical sequence but I wouldn't put anything past FIFA. I just hope they don't mess up the Argentina/Uruguay 2030 bid.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #81
Friday January 23, 2015 1:26am

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3 more big sponsors have opted to not renew with FIFA:

Castrol(British company), Johnson & Johnson(American company), Continental(German company).

dunlopp9987
Post #82
Wednesday February 18, 2015 9:53pm

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Well, looks like the Qatar World Cup is expected to be in the winter. What a joke. One of the reasons they "won" the bid was because of the technological advances they were going to make in order to host the matches inside in the summer.
COYB!!
hamsamwich
Post #83
Wednesday February 18, 2015 10:29pm

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I don't think anyone believed they were really going to geo engineer clouds for shade, did we?? I will say, with the MLS schedule, a winter World Cup would be to our benefit. All politics aside (USA should've hosted) the simple fact is it will be beautiful weather to play in at that time of year in Qatar. I've seen that Dubai open for golf that's played around that time, it's like being in Phoenix in January.

dunlopp9987
Post #84
Wednesday February 18, 2015 10:35pm

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I still have a feeling it won't be in Qatar in 2022. That's still a long ways away, and I think at least one thing will come out in the future that will result in it being moved. Not to mention, all of the major European leagues are going to throw a fit with it being in the winter.
COYB!!
hamsamwich
Post #85
Wednesday February 18, 2015 11:38pm

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Sarkozy: "Michel, I need you to do this really important favor for me."
Platini: "Ok, but what's in it for me?"
Sarkozy: "perhaps some escargot, one of our famous cheese sandwiches... and oh yes- full tax exemption??"
Platini: "And then...?"
Sarkozy: "Here's €100."
Platini: "deal."

Or something like that, and then the deciding vote for Qatar was struck. It's just sad we got out bribed by a bunch of mullahs in business suits.

Personally, I'd like to see all the European leagues throw a hissy fit. The English league should be off in the winter anyways. The weather there is horrible all winter and they end up playing on mud.

skangles
DC
Post #86
Wednesday February 18, 2015 11:56pm

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Corruption and human rights issues aside, I like it.

tylercocinas
Post #87
Thursday February 19, 2015 1:51am

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I think it will be interesting to see how the U.S. performs in that World Cup, specifically the MLS players who will be on the squad. There are some who believe having a seasons worth of matches under your belt is more beneficial than being in mid-season so that will be the first time MLS players will be in that situation heading into the Cup.

Rey Regicide
Post #88
Thursday February 19, 2015 7:26pm

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true

admsghs27
Post #89
Thursday February 19, 2015 7:29pm

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I still think Qatar will be stripped of the WC in the next few years. Specially if the top Euro clubs threaten not to release their players for the WC. Then you bet hell will break loose.

cudevil
Post #90
Thursday February 19, 2015 7:44pm

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Original post from admsghs27

I still think Qatar will be stripped of the WC in the next few years. Specially if the top Euro clubs threaten not to release their players for the WC. Then you bet hell will break loose.


FIFA would promptly tell all of those clubs to go eff themselves.

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