Let’s see what is the story behind extraordinary conquer of Russia in the FIFA World Cup 2018. It is said that 8 years ago on 8 June 2010, exactly, three days before the beginning of the World Cup in South Africa, representatives from England and Russia met outside for a comprehensive meeting for the strategy of 2018 match.
For this purpose, a number of representatives were selected by the audience. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF. FIFA’s 208 member associations, each governing soccer in their countries were split between six confederations. CONCACAF, with 35 member associations under its umbrella, was among them, and it, in turn, reported up to FIFA. Its territory stretched from Panama in the south to Canada in the north and included the US, as well as all of the Caribbean and the sparsely populated South American countries Suriname and Guyana. Mexico was not invited to the meeting by the way.
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The reason behind this was Warner, CONCACAF’s Trinidadian president. This 67 years old man wearing glasses told the world that he is a black man who has raised from extreme poverty. He was born as a skilled politician who was able to switch all of his confederation’s member nations into a reliably unified voting block at FIFA’s annual. But the influence of other nations, they split their votes from one to many ways. It was clearly observed that FIFA is playing some kind of game regarding 2018 tournament.
Every country was trying to make a winning strategy for winning 2018’s tournament. England was preparing a proposal and was against many of the competitors. Belgium and Netherlands shake their hands to make a combined bid. Portugal and Spain planned their surety that Russia was the strongest candidate among all of them.
We know that Russia has been awarded the Olympics winter 2014 and side by side showing tremendous economic growth. It was all due to the record prices of natural resources and especially oil.
Russia along with its leader Vladimir Putin tried their best to gain the right to host the World Cup. Putin does not want to lose his vote at all. Russia’s delegation, led by Alexey Sorokin, the Russian Football Union’s general secretary, presented first. It did not go well. For starters, Russia’s national soccer team had failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. That was quite humiliating for the country. Slovenia quailed that is a country with a population only slightly larger than the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. Russia’s presentation, meanwhile, was embarrassingly flawed by a bug PowerPoint display that failed three times as Sorokin spoke. In contrast, England’s bid team turned in a dazzling performance.
A response of English press was quite optimistic regarding this step. They considered it a golden opportunity for England. But the real gamer was Russia. After two days FIFA held “bidding expo”. In this event, all nine countries hosting for World Cup were given a chance to meet each other. In order to get an applicable solution of the matter, this was basically a way to come near to all executive comities. With the dozen of efforts, at last Russia won the battle and get a chance to host the biggest world event.
When in Zurich, FIFA ExCo members stayed at the Baur au Lac, a 165-year-old monument to the very Swiss aesthetic of expensive understatement. The hotel, on the banks of Lake Zurich, prides itself on absolute discretion but does admit to having put up, among others, Haile Selassie, Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Blatter had publicly expressed support for the US bid on numerous occasions, pointing to the vast commercial opportunities that such an event would provide. Speaking in heavily accented but precise English, he reiterated that position on the phone, deliberately noting that he had only one vote and could not tell other ExCo members what to do.
“How are our chances?” Obama asked.
Blatter paused and softly sighed. “Mr. President, it will be difficult.”
“I understand. Well, good luck,” Obama replied before hanging up.
They never spoke again.
“I am a happy president,” said Blatter, looking not particularly happy, as he announced that Russia and Qatar had won, and would be hosting the World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
So, the game is going to begin and let’s hope for the best. Let’s see who is going to be the next champion.
“This,” Valcke kept saying, “is the end of FIFA.”….