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Discussion in 'Sports' started by -ZoSo-, May 29, 2006.
Im not even arguing about that at all. You seem to be on a different wave length.
What I am saying is, Zidane planned his attack, it was no impulse. That's what people should understand.
I know and I dont blame him.
Sweet Jesus! Could you imagine getting kicked in the yams by Zidane?
Edit : South America?
I already feel sorry for the players.
er...WHAT??. How can you said that the final was fixed because of misbehaving from Materazzi in serie A????
And how did materazzi got away with too much on the final??? he played like he never did before...CLEAN, (as fouls are concerned of course).
Materazzi does deserve some punishment if and only if, they find proof of what he said...if not..then they shouldn't do anything about him...as Div is back said, Zidane's headbut was obviously planned and he did it when almost everybody was facing the opposite direction...and that, not only deserves a red card, but a mighty fine as well. Zidane is known for a lot other offensive fouls that made him get ejected from past games (including world cup matches too)...he is NO saint.
Specially for the Sweden Players.
South America should host the 2014 World Cup by the way. Brazil is running for it.
Sorry I should have eloborated. Im talking about the inter (or is it juve?) vs milan game.
Pff, that's nothing. Imagine Roberto Carlos, that guys got a boot!
It does need to go to South America, but I think the middle east needs one aswell.
A world cup in dubai, could be potentially very interesting, due to the heat.
That's perhaps a tad close to Iran for comfort. Though sadly I don't think there are many more countries that could afford it.
Turkey is the only other place I can think of, but that's no better situated.
Turkey? That'd be great. After all, their "fans" never cause trouble with foreign "fans"...
Yeah I don't suppose the England fans will be so well behaved as this time round...
It should be in England in 2014. The final will be played in Wembley with players dodging scaffolding since it won't completed then.
Haha, i'd like to see England host the world cup. Of course, we would embarass ourselves with another dismal performance
Well, the last time we hosted it we won it. And that was with a side that probably wouldn't have won it anywhere else. Good, but not the best.
Hosting the WC can do wonders for the host's performance (think Uruguay '30, Italy '34, Chile '62, England '66, France '98, South Korea '02, Germany '06).
Only a small number of countries played in these world cups due to economical reasons (they could not travel across the planet).
What's with German leaders of stuff and their tendency to (try to) commit suicide after the end of their international spotlight?
If Australia had stayed in the Oceania confederation, maybe we would have got it soon. Now New Zealand will probably get it instead, because Australia joined the Asia confederation last year and Asia had it in 2004.
But they had that thing with Leeds fans
I think he was being sarcastic.
Klinsmann has quit and (somewhat surprisingly), so has Lippi...
In Berlin too...
Because terraces are still allowed in the Bundesliga alot of the German stadia had pitiful crowd capacities compared to Premiership grounds.
These figures were taken from Wikipedia
Now if Britain and Ireland were to host the World cup, these stadia could be used.
London (Wembley)- 90,000 *
Dublin (Croke Park)- 82,500 *
Cardiff (Millenium stadium)- 74,500
Manchester (Old Trafford)- 76,000 *
Edinborough (Murrayfield)- 67,500*
Glasgow (Celtic Park)- 60,832
London (Emirates)- 60,000*
Newcastle (St James')- 52,387
Glasgow (Ibrox)- 50, 411
Manchester (City of Manchester stadium)- 48,000
Birmingham (Villa Park)- 42,573
London (Stamford Birdge)- 42,449
*- Currently under construction.
*- Temporarily a football stadium. (Croke park will be temporarily by 2007.)
*- Final capacity after improvements.
N.b. Yes I know the Millenium stadium isn't a football exclusive stadium, but it's not a temporary one either.
As you can see there are alot of high capacity stadia available (4 of which have a higher capacity than the largest German Stadium, Berlin). The final would probably be held in Wembley.
The big question though for a Britain and Ireland world cup is that this would mean automatic qualification for all 5 teams. Perhaps this could be resolved with them having their own qualification group.
Another issue is that a few cities (London, Manchester, Glasgow) have two stadiums.
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The draw for Euro 2008 has Scotland in the same group as France, Italy & Ukraine. That's a team that made the quarter finals, and both finalists, of the world cup!
We're gonna git gubbed!
Although if we beat Italy, that would make us the unofficial World Champions! (We claimed that before in 1967 when we beat England!)
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EDIT: Exige - You missed out the 52,000 seat Hampden. Our national Stadium. So that gives Glasgow 3 stadia that can seat over 50,000.
Good post and good points...
The qualification thing would be a major issue... England could host the World Cup alone, therefore would automatically qualify... Although, it would be cool if some games could be played in Scotland (and Wales) without the need for automatic qualification of these countries... I think people in Scotland and Wales would be quite happy with that, since they'd get the chance to see some amazing games right on their door-step... which is more than you usually see at Hampden, sadly...
It's a bloody fix.... but yes, there probably will be much gubbage
England does have enough stadia to meet the minimum boundry to host the world cup, 8. However, 10 is more desirbale so perhaps another Birmingham/midlands stadium is needed and maybe Leeds could get one if they ever got back to the Premiership.
There will also be this bad boy ... although why will they turn it from an 80,000 capacity to just 25,000 after the Games?
Forgot about the Olympic stadium. The olympics should also proove England has the infrastructure for a major event.
I can see why they'd reduce the capacity, you really don't need a golaith stadium for athletics, but what are they gonna do with all that space!?