I think it’s great that the UK is trying to host different large sports events – they can bring the country together and give everyone something to talk about. The Olympics is the big one at the moment, and hopefully it will be a success. The bid for the 2018 World Cup is also going pretty well (apart from the recent newspaper allegations, although they were concerning FIFA).
So why should we get the World Cup? The main reason is that we already have most of the infrastructure needed to hold it. We have all the stadiums – Wembley, Old Trafford, The Emirates, the ground in Cardiff, the Olympic stadium, possibly Liverpool’s new stadium etc etc – so it would cost very little to do compared to the Olympics. These are all proven football grounds, so would be perfect for holding this big event.
Anyway, I’m sure we could host a much better competition than South Africa. That wasn’t really the South African’s fault – most of the football was boring and the horns drowned out most of the atmosphere – the actual organisation and presentation was very good. Still, hopefully the next few cups will be a lot better, otherwise I can see people starting to lose interest, especially if teams insists on playing defensively all the time.