In 2008, FIFA will choose the 2014 host for FIFA World Cup and I strongly support Brazil instead of a Columbian country who already failed to live up to expectations after pulling out in 1986 which saw Mexico taking the task in a short notice.
Brazil’s football dominance and reputation is unparalleled, their graceful playmaking skills, passionate people from the country and string of awards are simply undeniable and it would be fitting to see them host the competitions in their own country.
Every country wants to capitalize in the economic wealth of the World Cup competitions being the greatest sporting event in the world and it is said that the advertisements for South Africa 2010 were already sold out and stand bigger than the Olympic game itself.
It’s going to take three or four more decades before a South American team could host the Finals once again and for Columbia it seems now or never.
Their country doesn’t boast anything like a Brazilian history and should not even be considered a candidate unless Brazil could not afford the infrastructure in time for the competitions.
It seems Brazil has already secured World Cup 2014 as the only candidate backed by South American Federation in 2003 as FIFA’s rotation system continues from South Africa in 2010 to South America fours years after that.
In a surprise move, Columbian president Alvaro Uribe announced last Saturday they were dead serious to host the World Cup and took the necessary actions when Vice-president Fernando Santos met with South American Football Confederation (CSF) president Nicolas Leoz.
It is going to be a monumental task for Columbia to snatch the award from Brazil especially when 10 South American nations already gave Brazil the go signal.
Santos has this to say: It’s not going to be easy but there are possibilities and we’re going to do everything we can. I believe we need to work on every front so that we can compete and create some competition. Competition is healthy.
Leoz responded by: It’s not up to me to say that they can or can’t do it, the important thing is to have the dream. Sometimes it stays a dream, sometimes it becomes reality. We have to see if Brazil continues with its position and if there is backing from the Brazilian government.
Only two South American teams have hosted the Finals, Argentina in 1978 and Brazil in 1950. Another Brazil hosting is fitting of their juggernaut achievements and what they have done for the sport.[tags]FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil[/tags]