From today's New York Times: "Australia said last week that it wanted to play host to the 2014 World Cup, perhaps in conjunction with New Zealand. But it is believed that the United States has the inside track. It is also likely that the United States will play host to next summer's FIFA Confederations Cup." http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/05/sports/soccer/06SOCCER.html (scroll down in column) Anyone with any confirm on this? This would be great.