Maybe FIFA isn't in touch with the world outside Switzerland. The bid from Poland and the Ukraine must have seemed attractive, or they wouldn't have accepted it. The last time the Ukrainians stepped out of line was when the Germans invaded Russia. They obviously didn't learn the lesson. As for Poland, they haven't a reputation for being racist - never having been tested, aside from letting the SS mangle the Jewish quarter of Warsaw. No, Swiss memories aren't very long (but then again they also profited from their northern neighbours in WWII).