Football worldwide has had many problems in recent years especially subjects highlighted being racism and financial turmoil. 2012 highlighted more of this issues especially in the English game while away from football was the year of the Olympics to visit Great Britain and the whole worlds focus towards London.
During the Olympic’s , sport was the priority in most peoples daily viewing and is the same through every major sporting event. However, football was not concentrated on in the Olympics despite being the home of the game and where the best league in the world many may say is situated. The last time England held a major football tournament was sixteen years ago with the UEFA championships, however the last time the World Cup was hosted in England was the iconic world cup winning year of 1966 almost fifty years ago. How does a country where football originally began not host the world’s best tournament for nearly five decades?
The Olympic’s gave the country hope, more funding and more life into sport and for this will always reflect a successful games, but why have we recieved the Olympics and not the world cup? The Olympics cost majorly come from building and updating facilities to a standard good enough to host the games, however football would not need such costs which means costs will be lower and would be an easy option for the F.A. to choose.
Many people consider Englands failure to host a tournament down to FIFA and UEFA’s hatred towards England’s rivarly. However, with Britains success of the Olympics surely that gives FIFA and UEFA’s board no option but to choose England?
Olympics success in recieving the right to host the tournament originated from correct people and an excellent presentation for hosting the game. Losing the rights to other countries primilarily on presentation to weaker countries could be the reason but is not right for a country of England’s state with great stadia and football being its top sport.
Positive leadership and management was shown through ex-sportsmen and women and top businessmen to recieve the Olympics. If the F.A. showed the same results this would make the plan easier and more of a chance to achieving the countries aim of hosting a major tournament. Basic planning and recruitment of the right people all aiming towards one goal for the reason of football in this country will all mean all the committee working towards the one subject.
With the country holding the latest successul Olympic’s this has brought more sporting interest to the country with England recieving the right to host the Rugby 2015 world cup. With the worldwide game going through many highlighted problems in many parts of the world it may be a positive move for FIFA to bring the world cup to England to bring the attention of the game to a place where the game was first born and were previous events had been very successful. It may also be very useful for the English game to get highlighted in the world as the prominent base of football as the English game similar to other countries in recent years has had more bad reviews than good.