What does it say about our chances of getting a future world cup when we lose out to Germany for 2006 (despite them having it in 1974) and then coming last this time around? It raises a serious and non knee jerk question about whether it is worth bidding again. As well as giving it to the more "political savvy" countriues they are also giving these tournaments to countries and regions that havent had it before almost as a regeneration project. It also shows up a few things: 1. We're perhaps not liked in FIFA. 2. Our FA arent very good at "pressing the flesh", and 3. There will be other countries, based on those who havent had it, that will get it before us. 4. The bidding process is a complete sham. Lets face it if Qatar can get it then this opens the doors for a lot of other countries who once thought they had no hope of winning it. We must be way down the list now.