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The Democratic Republic of Congo has entered the bidding contest to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as revealed by sports minister Baudouin Banza Mukalay Nsungu.

Banza Mukalay said: "The DR Congo is an applicant for the candidates (to host) the 2019 AFCON tournament. I put the dossier into the hands of the FECOFA (Congolese football federation), which has already passed it onto CAF (the Confederation of African Football). We await the specifications, which we will fill calmly."

The countries bid would see most fixtures held in the capital city, Kinshasa, and and the southeastern city of Lumbumbashi though the sports minister did add that a new stadium in Matadi would be ready for 2019 and Kisangani is a potential venue.

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Turkey will be a great host for the Games! It´s a graet chance for turkey and for the olimpic games!! Olimpic games on Europe and Asia at the same time. Istanbul has a great history and culture. The world has to see and feel it.
Last replied by Mehmet Dengiz on Monday, 10 December 2012
It does seems like an awful lot of money. However, the key to understanding if it is well spent is the legacy plan determining what all the new infrastructure will be used for after the tournament is over. All too often, "amazing" stadia and infrastructure build by nations eager to project a positive image of their place in the world have been left to rot unused and unaffordable once the media spotlight moves on. Soccer City in Johannesburg and the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing spring to mind.
Last replied by Steven Falk on Tuesday, 02 October 2012
In my opinion bid budgets will not come into it this time round. A larger budget will not equal success. The IOC is trying to really reduce the amount Candidate Cities are spending during the bid process - they cannot start any international marketing until they move from Applicant to Candidate stage - this shortlist announcement will happen in Quebec City on 23rd May. I think Rome and Madrid will be hampered by financial worries for the IOC in terms of will they be able to deliver what they promise. Doha I think will progress to the Candidate stage, which will be a result in itself, but I think this may be as far as they go. Baku is not yet in a position to compete effectively, which for me leaves Tokyo (with Mr. Mizuno at the helm have a great chance) and Istanbul, which is in a really interesting location for the IOC - plus with Jon Tibbs working behind the scenes my money will be on Turkish delight!
Last replied by Jonny Murch on Tuesday, 07 February 2012
The previous posters have made all the important points about the World Cup, with which I fully agree. The success of a World Cup in the host country also depends very much on how the home team fares in the tournament (See South Africa and Korea during the World Cup as examples of non-traditional football nations). In this respect still a lot needs to be done, in order to increase the possible impact of a World Cup within India. But reading in the press about the initiatives of building the Indian Football League and drawing former European and South-American star players to India shows there is money, determination and possibly a bigger game plan. It maybe not 2026 but the World Cup will go to India eventually, if they decide to bid.
Last replied by Paul Freudensprung on Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I think based on the quality of its stadia, and having hosted the World Cup final, Johannesburg is the most likely choice as host city of the 2013
Last replied by Colin Robinson on Monday, 09 January 2012
After Japan's failed bid for the current Rugby World Cup I would like to see it go to a least recognised country. However you are weighing up expanding the sport of rugby against potentially low crowds.
Last replied by William Devlin on Thursday, 20 October 2011
Jacques Rogge expressed that IOC Committee will discuss the issue at a meeting of the executive board today and let Qatar know the outcome before making it public.
Last replied by Sree Varma on Friday, 26 August 2011
Winner of the competition is Nancy Bikson! She has won one year Market Place Directory listing at iSportconnect. Congratulations, Nancy!
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