Sportcal launches free World Cup bid site

The 2010 World Cup may have finished; now draw breath and start researching the bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Sportcal, the sports information company, has launched a free-to-access Race for World Cup website, assessing the merits and drawbacks of the 10 bidding nations, including England for 2018, ahead of the December 2 announcement.

According to Sportcal, “The race to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups represents the most hotly-contested bid ever.”

Sportcal’s “Race For” service consists of a free-to-access dedicated online section on, a special bid publication and regular free-to-read updates on Sportcal’s daily sports market news e-mail. There is also access to comprehensive background information on each bid, including data on the bid leaders and bid teams.

The website also includes information on the venues proposed by each bid, whether constructed or planned, and in-depth analysis of each city hoping to host one of the World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022.

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