Squawk Box Europe Airtime: Thurs. Oct. 28 2010 | 3:20 AM ETCountries keen to host the 2022 World Cup flew into Zurich to meet with FIFA members Thursday. Ben Buckley, CEO of Football Federation Australia, spoke to CNBC about the tournament
Australia's FIFA World Cup Bid Video
Come Play! Australia 2018 - 2022 - Australia's FIFA World Cup Bid
Nicole Kidman explains why Australia is the best choice to host the World Cup.
Danielle Isdale of Ten News reports on Sunday night from Zurich on Australia's World Cup bid for 2018 or 2022
Official site of England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
A satirical look at why England should host the 2018 World Cup and not Russia.
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sports nut: The stadium scene.
Who Will Host the 2018 World Cup?
The most secretive bidding process in sports.
By Simon Kuper
Updated Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at 8:14 AM ET
Three years ago, when the bidding to host the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 was just getting going, a lobbyist explained to me how the decisions would be made. Over lunch at the International Football Arena in Zurich—a cozy annual gathering of the game's power brokers—he led me on to the terrace for a quiet word. There, he emphasised that what "the world" thought about the various bidding countries wouldn't matter much. Instead, the only voters were "24 old men." He meant the members of Fifa's executive committee (Exco), who will choose the hosts for 2018 and 2022 in Zurich this Thursday. The lobbyist and his partner, he added, "know those 24 men better than anyone. We know their strengths, we know their weaknesses."
Read the rest of the story at: http://www.slate.com/id/2276128/
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