As a big football fan i have allways wanted to go and watch england in a world cup or european championships. That has not been possible in the past, mostly because of my age, im only 19. But now im going to portugal next year (as long as england qualify, which they will) im very happy, however, after portugal there isnt any w/c's or e/c's that appeal to me. Lets look at the forth coming host nations. Germany 2006 - the best of a bad bunch, the grounds will need improving,why this place was picked from the other nations i'll never know. It certainly wasnt the best candidate by a long shot Austria/Switzerland - 2008 joint nations not a good idea, both team will have byes so that leaves just 14 places up 4 grabs, its an expensive place (beer cost Â£4-5 in switzerland), a lot of money will need to be spent on improving grounds, Why scotland/Irelands joint bid was rejected is anybodies guess they allready have most of the grounds in place 2010 - Definatley an african nation - I have nothing against africa holding the event but only if they can afford it and do the contest justice, im not sure the grounds will be ready in time or the finance, security etc I have also heard rumours that peru will bid for the 2014 w/c and fifa will encourage there bid So if your a englishmen like me there are not to many desireable locations to look forward to regarding upcoming w/c's and e/c's. Im not saying these countries are horrible places, im sure there great to go on holiday to, but can they put on a great tournement that will make me want to get up and be there? That is something im not confident on, hope im wrong! What do you think?