Football trading : World Cup 2018

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dt888
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:47 pm

Dallas wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:16 pm
It just occurred to me how close we were to hosting this WC and the feeling at the time when the results were announced!
Yes, our bid seemed to be so much better than anyone elses that if there wasn't all the corruption going on I'm sure we would now be watching a World Cup in England now. Such a shame

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SeaHorseRacing
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:59 pm

It’s a bit like the FA Cup. Honestly don’t see the point in the replay... just go to extra and penalty’s. But suppose it’s about revenue... probably the reason why Fifa are going 48 teams.

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LeTiss
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 pm

I don't think our bid was that great tbh

3 of the proposed stadiums in the south were Ashton Gate, Home Park, Stadium MK - clubs where they struggle to fill their own stadiums now, let alone with increased capacity for FIFA approval

The other one was Pompey - their bid was a pack of lies, as they didn't have any money to build a stadium anyway, they just wanted WC investment to cover their asses

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BetScalper
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm

90% of the premier league's stadium's would have been good enough to stage all the games with Wembley hosting the final. Brighton now has excellent facilities etc.

Canada, USA and Mexico. Are you kidding me. Apart from Mexico then none of the other population's even know what football/soccer is.

Its just Fifa, doing what they normally do, loading their pockets.

Corruption on a massive scale.

With a looming trade war between those 3 are can't see this ending well.

What's next, India ??????????

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ShaunWhite
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:29 am

The 94 tournament in the states wasn't too bad actually, apart from us not being there. I was just reminding myself about it and found....

it broke the World Cup average attendance record with nearly 69,000 spectators per game, a mark that still stands. The total attendance of nearly 3.6 million for the final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams (and from 52 to 64 games) in the 1998 World Cup.

They're into 'soccer' a lot more these days so I'm sure they'll put on a good show. Not so sure about Canada though and diluting it across 3 countries will no doubt increase the headcount on the pointless pundit gravy train.

I'm glad Mexico are involved, they could never hold a full one themselves and Lineker was top goal scorer there in 86 so that's a good omen.

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BetScalper
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:37 am

What's the time difference between USA, Canada and Mexico ?

Does that mean we be watching games throughout the night European time ?

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Dallas
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:47 am

BetScalper wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:37 am
What's the time difference between USA, Canada and Mexico ?

Does that mean we be watching games throughout the night European time ?
Its 3hrs between east to west (New York to LA) but those same time zones also cover Canada and Mexico

US East coast is 5hrs behind us and the west coast 8hrs

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SeaHorseRacing
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 am

Will be similar to Brazil World Cup I’d imagine. Japan/Korea world Cup was worse getting up at 6 am to watch a football game wasn’t easy... wait till Australia get one :lol:

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Cards37
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am

SeaHorseRacing wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 am
Will be similar to Brazil World Cup I’d imagine. Japan/Korea world Cup was worse getting up at 6 am to watch a football game wasn’t easy... wait till Australia get one :lol:
Haha that will never happen the way FIFA currently is

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Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:19 am

I fancy going in 2026, after all I'll probably be dead by the time FIFA actually give us a shot at hosting it.

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