Their confederations are at least in the tank for them. If this fails it's because Colombia was able to brainwash Africa into voting for them.Does Australia and NZ vote?
From something I read, it said that Africa usually go with the evaluation scores so good news for usTheir confederations are at least in the tank for them. If this fails it's because Colombia was able to brainwash Africa into voting for them.
If that SMH soccer journo is right it seems that the UEFA vote split hurts Colombia's chances, but if ESPN is right then I'd think I'd rather be in Colombia's camp (though with the caveat that I'm coming from a state of pessimism)
I would love it to be AU-NZ but I'm expecting it to be Colombia.
Who's confident? Always a worry when it come to FIFA voting!
Those Pros out weigh a lot of the Cons imo!I would love it to be AU-NZ but I'm expecting it to be Colombia.
Best evaluation score
Guaranteed successful World Cup
both teams ranked higher
dealing with COVID-19 well
First cross confed WC (guaranteed votes from two confederations)
Leading the way in Women's sport
First southern hem WC
FFA isn't favoured by FIFA
two country tournament may not be looked at as stable during COVID-19
Colombia have room for FIFA to help support and develop the game
Australia and New Zealand are powerhouses in sporting events so 'give it to someone else'
2022 FIFA World Cup Bid
Victoria's rise in COVID cases
ANZ Stadium development dumped
they better not be reading this and use that dot point to vote against Australia!Those Pros out weigh a lot of the Cons imo!
One thing I didn't consider through is the lasting effect of COVID-19! A co-hosting national tournament could prove problamadic in the eyes of FIFA in future. But considering the 2026 men's World Cup is to be held in three different countries could be a good case study and dress rehearsal.
If the AFC fractures the bid is definitely doomed, no questions asked. All reports suggest we have the full support of the AFC though.Another thing that might swing more votes against us.
Australia's beef with China. If China votes against us then a lot of AFC and other confederation nations with links to China will follow suit.
If we can't get the FA to vote for Britain's colonial antipodes then we're proper f’ed.This is FIFA.
The fact that we want it so much is going to count against us for "growth" by a country who haven't worked anywhere near as hard as us on womens sport and don't even play their players, such is their care. But FIFA will ignore the reports and say this will fix south american womens football.
Why do I feel it is like Tasmania trying to get an AFL team with this whole bid process?