Hosting the World Cup: A feasibility study

Tuesday, 20 February 2007 00:00 HM Treasury Sports Events

The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK is in a position to competitively bid for, and host, major sporting events and recognises that bids are strengthened if the Government is able to lend active support. The FIFA World Cup and the summer Olympic Games are global sporting events, broadcast in over 200 countries throughout the world. The UK will host the summer Olympic Games in London in 2012 and there is great interest in whether or not the UK
should bid to host a future World Cup. Although not yet confirmed, it is thought that FIFA will allow the World Cup to return to Europe for the 2018 competition.

Of the UK home nations, a bid from The Football Association (The FA), on behalf of England would be the most likely scenario. This study provides The FA with a firm base from which to conduct its own deliberations into whether or not a bid should be made. The study has found a number of positive indications on which to build:

There will however, be a number of issues that require further, more detailed consideration before a decision to bid is made.



 editors comments   

Editor's comments - [  This study was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport [2007] in order to assess the feasibility of the country hosting a future World Cup [2018], and whether any bid would have a good chance of succeeding. Bidding for a World Cup is not, however a decision for Government, but for the relevant football authorities.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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