Quaker2001 Posted March 29, 2015 Report Share Posted March 29, 2015 Name any global event when the subsequent event is held in the same confederation unless there is an absent of bidders like in 2022 Winter Olympics .... save the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, a bi-annual event. That is why China and Australia would be ruled out. 1994 Winter Olympics How many times has a city bid for an Olympics from the continent of the previous host. Happens all the time with the Olympics. While none of them have been successful (save for Lillehammer), there is no RULE that prevents them from bidding. There is a rule that prevents China and Australia from offering a bid. And nobody has yet answered why would the English Football Association, the oldest in the world and always likely to be a contender if they chose to bid for the hosting rights for a World Cup, have even voiced the possibility of bidding for 2026 UNLESS there was a clear indication that such a bid would be admitted? Rob beat me to it, but I was thinking the same thing with the "if circumstances allow" declaration. Again, this is FIFA. They have a habit of changing their own rules along the way, although perhaps that was more about Blatter being involved in the process. FIFA once declared joint bids would no longer be allowed, then we got 2 of them for 2018. We'll throw this one back at you.. tell us where you heard the policy was rescinded that the confederations of the past TWO hosts are ineligible to bid. Don't give us this circumstantial argument where you're telling us it must be because the head of the England FA has said something. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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