As you probably already know, the next country to throw everything into hosting the biggest soccer tournament in the world is Brazil, as Rio de Janeiro was picked for the 2014 Cup. Judging by how much fun we had tooting the vuvuzela all summer during the South Africa games, Rio should be twice as crazy...but then, Russia? Qatar?
We're going to say it right now: the 2018 Moscow and the 2022 Qatar World Cups will have major issues not with eardrum-piercing fan horns, but with alcohol. Russia is notoriously fond of vodka, but any drinking will do and we predict much focus on Russia being a boozy year for soccer fans. On the other hand, Qatar is a mostly dry country and it is against the law to be drunk in public, or even show alcohol. There go the sponsors! Andoopsthere go the fans! As it stands now, Qatar will develop "alcohol-permitted zones" specially for the World Cup, or maybe they'll take the next 12 years to figure out something else.