Saturday, May 15, 2004

World Cup bid

After being disappointed previously, South Africans seem to be waiting apprehensively for the 2010 Soccer World Cup bid announcement, despite being technical favorites. The optimism of the 2006 bid seems to be missing this time around.

The bid presentations on Friday included a low blow from an Egyptian delegate, aimed at South Africa:
"Egypt is a healthy country with no major epidemic. HIV is reported to be affecting only 1% of the population - that's 7,000 people," he said

The South African presentation seems to have sportingly avoided stating the obvious.

More about the election procedure.