FIFA world cup bids: Winning a bid for FIFA world cup would mean a profit of about 5 billion USD and thousands of jobs for the country during the world cup and before that to prepare the world cup. There are 10 countries bidding for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cup and all are good contenders who have bid for hosting the tournament. All countries looks at FIFA executive committee with big hopes as they have prepared for hosting the tournament and they also looks at the big profits which they can have from hosting the tournament in their country. This is biggest soccer tournament which is organized after every four years and this is a good time for the country hosting the tournament to make good money by various ways. For organizing the world cup country need to employ thousands of people for various kinds of preparations and lead to profit in fields like tourism, marketing, media etc. Country which will win the bid will have good economic impact on their country.
Jobs in various fields: A large number of visitors travel the country during the period of tournament which gives rise to good profits to hotels. Hosting country have to employ people for operation of matches and making arrangements for the tourists and other visiting officials which provide people job in tourism sector. The country also becomes the center of the world through media and gets popularity and there is considerable increase in jobs in media sector too for covering the tournament. Advertisers also have good time to earn good profit by various kinds of advertisements during the competition. South Africa is hosting FIFA world cup for year 2010 and their tourism agency is expecting over 450,000 tourists in a span of sex weeks during and before and after the tournament. This will provide about 80, 000 additional jobs in tourism sector only. There will be a large number of jobs in construction, technology, and officiating and transportation sector too. For preparing the venues suitable for the matches there will be requirement of big staff which can operate during and before the tournament. There will be need of various kinds of workers for various kinds of constructions and various other functions during the competition.
Impact on economy of country: World is facing the financial crises at present and hosting tournament at this stage will be a big positive impact on the economy of the country as it will lead to a large number of jobs and millions of tourists travelling the country in the mean time. Country needs to prepare infrastructure for hosting the game and they require various venues for the tournaments at various places. There is need of a large number of volunteers for every event for planning and execution of the FIFA world cup successfully. These volunteers have work to assist the tournament in various cities in transportation, hospitality, information services, administration, accreditation etc. To become a volunteer one needs to apply directly by the FIFA World Cup Volunteer’s webpage and no independent applications are entertained. South Africa which is hosting the next world cup has made a large improvements in its various fields like telecommunication, hotels, transport, health services, social developments to host the tournaments. Country has also prepared various training venues, fan parks, improved city with various other facilities which tourists can avail.Share