FIFA Writes-off WC Rotation

FIFA Writes-off WC Rotation

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 29, 2007

Probably the biggest blow to the US being able to host the 2018 World Cup came today as FIFA has decided to get rid of the current rotation system that is in place in picking a host for the Cup.

That means that rather than CONCACAF being assured of hosting 2018, the bidding for the 2018 World Cup will now be open to the highest bidder and/or country that is in Europe willing to go through with every FIFA demand or need.

England looks like the early favorite to host the event, but don’t expect the US Soccer Federation to give up without a fight. There are plenty of big money corporations that will put up the cash to help the USSF get the Cup as another Cup here means lots of dough for them and the cities that the games are in.

I think really this is a poor move on FIFA’s part since they aren’t willing to not have a Cup held on FIFA European soil until 2022. Expect plenty big companies to pony up the cash in both the US and England…and probably Spain and Italy as well.