What's this, Federal and State governments bring up concept of hosting World Cup in 2018! If it's our turn sure, But I'm not sure these polys really know what this requires. Yes Sydney did hold a very good Olympics. But World Cup football is comletely different. Sydney & Melbourne have facilities, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth etc don't. Living in Adelaide the stadiums are not up to standard. Hindmarsh stadium is a nice football stadium, but to small! Adelaide Oval is only good for Cricket and AFL (Seen the rugby there, it's was s#$t house! needed benoculars to see anything, found myself watching the big screen all the time) plus the groung is to small! Football park is another vast stadium, only good for AFL. Plus if the World Cup is in June, then AFL is on! To build or upgrade will cost billions. Look at Germany, Magnificent stadiums, But they already had good Football stadiums. Could go on & on picking holes in this idea. Would love to see this happen, But the anti football public would bitch & moan about the waste of money etc, Christ they did here in Adelaide when they upgraded Hindmarsh Stadium for the Olympic football. Just don't think the government really has any idea about hosting a World Cup, But has too start somewhere. If they can study it and see what's possible. I remember a few years back a Victorian mp said Melbourne could host the world cup! Ha! see what I mean (NO IDEA!) At least football is turning this country into a real sporting nation!