Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Favored Brazil Launches 2014 World Cup Bid
Reuters, July 31st, 2007 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

As expected, the Brazilian Soccer Federation (CBF) has submitted a bid to host the 2014 World Cup in the form of a massive 900-page dossier handed over to FIFA on Monday by CBF President Ricardo Teixeira. The South American giant last hosted the World Cup in 1950 and is the only country bidding to host the 2014 tournament. Colombia threw its hat in the ring earlier in the year but later withdrew its bid. Under its new rotation policy, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has determined that a South American country should host the tournament following South Africa 2010; it's widely believed that Brazil will run uncontested.

That said, FIFA President Sepp Blatter warned that Brazil must still meet the organization's requirements. "For the time being, Brazil has not yet been given the World Cup," he said. "If something should happen to the Brazil bid, then we still have time to start again as we are a year in advance of the decision-making process for previous World Cups." Indeed, if Brazil is deemed unworthy, Blatter has in the past indicated that a country like the United States, which already has a built-in sports infrastructure, could be called upon to host the 2014 tournament. FIFA will make its final decision on Brazil's bid on Oct. 30. Despite its incomparable soccer culture, Brazil is faced with a series of problems, including a troubled CBF and deteriorating stadiums.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
Real Coasts into Club World Cup Final     
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco bagged the goals as Real Madrid coasted into ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas as Blues Cruise into Semis    
Jose Mourinho singled out Cesc Fabregas for praise following the Spanish midfielder's man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's ...
Howard Amends Book Following Friedel Dispute    
USA No. 1 Tim Howard accepts that Brad Friedel did not try to block his move ...
Saints Lose Fifth Straight     
Southampton lost its fifth-straight game in all competitions on Tuesday as League One side Sheffied United ...
Ander Herrera: I Have Never Fixed Games     
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists that he has never been involved in game-fixing after he ...
Roma Fury at Fine, Garcia Ban     
AS Roma on Monday was fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) and its coach Rudi Garcia was banned ...
Report: Actual Cost of Suarez's Barca Move: $315 Million     
Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer topped Goal.com's 2014 Goal Transfer List study, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives