The Cup Running Over

December 1, 2010 3:15 PM

How Would We Vote? Belgium/Holland in 2018, Australia in 2022

With the vote upon us, a few words on how we'd vote. Our criteria:

-- When you can, give the tournament to a country that has never had the chance to host.

-- Always site the Cup in a place that has the potential to produce great soccer. That rules out venues where the temperatures will be above 85 degrees.

-- All things being equal, the tournament should be a month-long party -- a celebration of the game. Who can host the best festivities?

To us, that clearly dictates Belgium/Holland and Australia. But don't hold your breath: Neither, unfortunately, will happen.

A tournament in Australia would be one month-long party. (Courtesy

A Member Of