Sunday, October 18, 2009

Afghanistan to Host 2018 World Cup

Football pundits have enthusiastically welcomed FIFA's decision to host the 2018 World Cup in the next most dangerous place they can think of.

The troubled Asian nation will host the world's most popular sporting event, despite expectations of a sharp decrease in fan numbers after the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, which may significantly thin the numbers of international supporters. In fact, says Ahmed Ahdinajab, chairman of Afghanistan's only football team, the Kabul Jihadists, the country's infrastructure - described by FIFA as "stone age" -is more than capable of supporting the few fans who make it to the country.

"Both of Kabul's hotels will be rebuilt over the next eight years", added Ahdinajab, "and electricity and water are expected toward the end of 2017".

The decision is seen as a logical follow-on from the idea of holding the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, one of the world's most violent and murderous countries, with the subsequent 2014 event taking place in Brazil, where police are still reeling from another day of gang violence in Rio de Janeiro, where a police helicopter was downed by some of the city's heavily-armed warlords.

FIFA spokeperson Helmut Polischer was quoted as saying, "
Ja, We think that holding this prestigious competition in developing countries will help to bring opportunities to those countries to benefit from this exciting World Cup."

"And after South Africa and Brazil, Afghanistan was the most dangerous place FIFA could think of."

2 Opinion(s):

Doberman said...

Ha ha very good. The sad thing is SA IS more dangerous than Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

I think FIFA knows that there will be very little left by 2018. So they are quite safe in suggesting this venue.