Impact of bid on economy: United States of America is in race of bidding for hosting the FIFA world cup either in year 2018 or 2022 and this can lead them a big positive impact on their economy. There are total ten counties bidding for hosting the world cup in these years. USA bidding committee told that if they will get this bid then it would provide economic impact of about US $5 billion and can create 65,000 to 100,000 jobs during the period of preparation and operation of the world cup. Sunil Gulati, U.S. football president was discussing about the progress of their campaign as final results for the bidding will be coming from FIFA executive officers in December 2010. The US biffing committee includes different powerful politicians and business man like former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In meeting of the committee they discussed various important topics for bidding campaign. The committee said that it will be good economic impact for the country who will win the bid. In past USA had hosted the FIFA world cup in year 1994 and they had set many financial and attendance records in that year. American president Barack Obama also supported their committee for the bid and wrote a letter to the FIFA president Sepp Blatter in April 2009 and he also met him for the purpose in July 2009. No doubt America is strong contender for the bid as they have prepared good infrastructure to host the matches and also they can accommodate more spectators in their stadiums. They had made a list of about 70 stadia in 50 communities initially in April as venues for hosting which was later reduced to 45 stadia in 37 communities as 58 stadia had shown interest for the tournament. Further this list was shortened further to 32 stadium and 27 cities. So USA bidding committee has to consider all these 27 cities and 32 stadia as possible venue for the tournament for hosting the world cup and there is need to short out 18 cities list from these which is to be handed to FIFA governing committee in May 2010.
Interests in bid: Getting the bid for hosting the FIFA world cup is advantage for the country from economic point of view as they will be having profits by various ways. Country needs to have good infrastructure to host the tournament and if they are eligible for the bid and they win it then it will affect the economy of the nation in positive way. FIFA executive committee hopes for the fair game and they are happy with so many bids for hosting the tournament. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said it is good thing that there are high quality contenders who have shown the interest for hosting the competition. They want to touch the world using their football as a symbol of hope and integration for the nations. He said our world is very rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity but there are still places which are deprived from basic rights even and have to fight for their daily life in real. At present world is going through big economic crises and life for people worldwide are becoming miserable due to the conditions of economy. According to FIFA president football has amazing power and ability to unite people, inspire emotions of hope and give joy with passion. FIFA asked only the potential bidders to bid in world cup hosting bid as it is global competition of football and the country who will win the bid should assure first for the fair play in their nation with good environment. The country which will host the competition will be center for the people from worldwide and hosting country should be able to provide all possible facilities. No doubt winning the bid will be good impact on the economy and will be providing more job opportunities in the country during the world cup. FIFA executive committee will be giving the hosting opportunity to the country which will be most eligible to host the tournament and having best infrastructure.
Countries in race for bid: There are 10 competitors for the bid includes two joint members Belgium-Netherlands and Portugal-Spain while other countries like Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, and the United States are bidding individually. Mexico has taken its name back from the bid while Indonesia, South Korea and Qatar are interested in bidding for year 2022 not 2018 tournament. Applications for the bid were invited formally on January 15, 2009 and February 2 of same year was closing date for registering the intention to bid. All interested countries had to submit completed registration forms on or before March 16, 2009. The committee has given time to submit full details regarding the bid till May 14, 2010 for hosting the FIFA world cup in 2018 or 2022. The final decision will be made by the FIFA committee on December 2, 2010 and all contenders are trying to do their best to win the bid. Last FIFA world cup was held in year 2006 in Germany while next world cup will be hosted by South Africa between 11 June and 11 July 2010. The bid for 2014 FIFA World Cup had gone in favor of Brazil so they will be hosting tournament in year 2014. FIFA committee has made a rotation policy after world cup of 2006 for hosts in future. According to the rotation policy six world confederations would rotate to provide the bids. This policy was used only for selection of 2010 and 2014 world hosts. Further in October 2007 this policy was revised that confederations who hosted only last two world cup will not be eligible to bid in next world cup. According to this new policy North America, Asia, Europe, or Oceania, as Africa and South America are not eligible for 2018 bid and for 2022 bid no CONMEBOL member can bid and applicant who will be hosting the world cup 2018 will not be hosting 2022 world cup.Share