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View Poll Results: Who will host the 2022 World Cup?
United States of America 21 60.00%
South Korea 1 2.86%
Japan 0 0%
Qatar 12 34.29%
Australia 1 2.86%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Spain
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One week left before decisions are announced!

The U.S. is competing against South Korea, Japan, Qatar, and Australia.

My money is on America, only because our 1994 hosting was badass and I feel like our only serious competition are the Aussies.

So gun to your head, who will be chosen?

2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 11-26-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Atlanta will win.....
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I think we have to be the front runner. Qatar's chances are slim to none for a litany of reasons; Korea and Japan just hosted it in 02; and when it comes down to us and Australia, quite frankly we just have a better selection of existing venues.

Can you imagine the US playing an elimination-round match against a traditional European power, in front of a packed house at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia? That would be epic.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I think Houston'll win
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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We either have some wise-arses in here or a few that don't follow soccer at all. The World Cup is hosted by a nation, not a city. The U.S. cities mention are potential game sites (it is expected there will be 12).

I'm extremely hopeful that we'll get the 2022 World Cup, but I won't be shocked if the Aussies will pull it out. As for match sites, I'm pulling for Indy to make the final cut.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Well i am an Aussie and as much as i would love us to win, I think the USA will. Infrastructure wise we wont have a problem, all the major stadiums that will host the finals already exist and are up to FIFA standars, public transportation to them is excellent, the smaller ones in the regional cities that will host the group matches need an upgrade however.

Any games played in Australia will be close to prime time viewing for almost half the worlds population, but not for soccers traditional power bases in europe and south america. That and the almighty dollar that comes from the US are very much in its favour.

Still i am sure the US will do a wonderful job as host.

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It should be Seattle or Indianapolis. Atlanta had the Olympics in 1996.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: The City
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I think we have to be the front runner. Qatar's chances are slim to none for a litany of reasons; Korea and Japan just hosted it in 02; and when it comes down to us and Australia, quite frankly we just have a better selection of existing venues.

Can you imagine the US playing an elimination-round match against a traditional European power, in front of a packed house at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia? That would be epic.

Am all for it!

DC/Baltimore/Philly/NYC

I believe as of now Philly is in the lead on the petition actually though it would likely be 4-6 cities
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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It should be Seattle or Indianapolis. Atlanta had the Olympics in 1996.
You do realize that if the US gets it, almost every top 10 US city will host games right, as well as eight others?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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And the winner is.........

OMG I was not expecting that
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