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The next two World Cups hosts were held in Europe, and FIFA’s decision to choose France to host the 1938 World Cup was condemned. South American countries have agreed that the location of the World Cup will alternate between the two continents. As a result, Argentina and Uruguay boycotted the 1938 FIFA World Cup.
The World Cup is the biggest football sporting event in the world which began 91 years ago, namely in 1930. After World War II ended, the World Cup continued in 1950 in Brazil.
As the most prestigious international soccer tournament in the world, every country is scrambling to host the World Cup, in 2018. In addition, there are also two co-host countries. The two countries were Japan and South Korea at the 2002 World Cup.
South Africa became the first African country to host the World Cup in 2010. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil. This is the first time it has been held in South America since 1978. And will also be the first event to be hosted outside Europe twice in succession.
Only Mexico, Italy, France, and Germany have hosted the event twice. Brazil will host for the second time the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
|1974||West Germany||West Germany|
|2002||Japan, South Korea||Brazil|
FIFA’s selection of the host country for world cup events has evolved over time. This selection process is accompanied by certain requirements and a financial audit process to accommodate the country. This selection process was highly controversial as it drew many comments about the inefficiency of international travel.
Several European teams managed to participate in the FIFA World Cup hosts in Uruguay (South America), and several South America. Both teams withdrew when the next event was held on the European. To prevent favoritism, FIFA began to alternate between America and Europe with each successive event. This policy continued until 2002 when Japan and South Korea co-hosted the first World Cup finals in Asia.
FIFA’s selection process has come a long way from its early days (as has air travel). The creation of a much more balanced and reliable system. This process begins with each prospective host country, having to submit a bid to the FIFA Bid Evaluation Task Force several years in advance. The BETF then prepared three reports:
That condition of the prospective host country is presented to the FIFA Council. The elimination process to narrow the bids down to a list of candidates begins. Next, the selection process is carried out by the entire FIFA congress. FIFA congress consists of representatives of 211 countries as FIFA association members. Every step of the process is completely transparent and publicly available. Starting from the initial report to the final vote of each member.