Artificial 2010 World Cup ?

The Fifa president has suggested that the 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa could be played on Artifical pitches & not traditional grass.

What are the pros & cons?

Some cons:-
Would the players be happy playing on plastic?

This could be the future for Goalkeepers? Wearing pyjama bottoms to protect their legs from the nasty plastic pitch (Bless)!! ---------------->

More injuries as the plastic pitch is not good for joints.

Some pros:-
Artificial turf is a solution, you can use it more than just once a week, saves mowing !

No wear and tear on the pitch

It could be used for other events such as pop concerts.

Many players and coaches dislike artificial pitches arguing the surface disadvantages teams that are not used to playing on them.

Any thoughts?

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