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World Cup Bids 2018-2022

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  • 2018 bids
  • Belgium & Netherlands
  • England
  • Russia
  • Portugal & Spain
    2022 bids
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Qatar
  • South Korea
  • United States

Panorama feature on tonight about the Fifa (corrupt f*ckers) scandal

Announcement due Thursday afternoon, but what is worrying for the England bid is the fact they may tactically vote England out which would be a real shame.

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i swear on paper we're the best

but wont get it

just hope it doesnt go to Russia, but that looks like its gonna happen

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With staidums like Wembley, Old Trafford, Emirates, City Of Manchester, Villa Park, WHL, Olympic stadium how can we not win

We must have one of the best records on dealing with racism aswell

Plus the quality of transport and infrastructure and hotels etc

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Russia is a logistical nightmare.

lol @ 12 hour drive to get from Kazan to Moscow.

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Prince William had breakfast with Fifa's Paraguayan member Nicolas Leoz as England 2018 looked to keep the momentum going for their World Cup bid

Vladimir Putin has confirmed he will not attend Thursday's ceremony where the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups are announced.

Prime Minister Putin has now confirmed that he will not be present, a decision which could yet have a telling impact on the voting process from Fifa's members.

Fifa vice-president Issa Hayatou insists that he will not allow Panorama's bribery allegations to influence his World Cup voting.

Hayatou has insisted his innocence and has threatened legal action over a claim he accepted a £10,000 bribe in 1995, he says the money was given to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) towards their 40th anniversary celebrations.

Bid board member Lord Sebastian Coe hopes David Beckham can prove the ace up the sleeve of England's 2018 World Cup hopes.

Gerard Houllier believes it will be "massive" for the development of football in England if they win the battle to host the 2018 World Cup.
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Russia will win. Unlk England.

England have nothing to do except prepare some form of opening ceremony. Will be a negative for them in the regards that Fifa seem to like to give countries an excuse to develop.

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World Cup here in 2018 would be so sick.

And America getting 2022, would do a lot for football over there, and I can imagine they would put a lot of effort into it. (although as with every other major sporting even in that country Super Bowl, All-Star Game etc, it would be dramatic)

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f*ck Japan.

They just had one.

It will be Australia.

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Would have those f*cked up times for games if its Australia, allow it.

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how the f*ck is this man vice president of fifa

takin the pis out of a mans dead mother

discusting

anyway

QARAR 2022... time for a muslim world cup

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England should get it tbh...

Putin not attending is a big blow for russia.

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if spain gets it its a joke

spain jushad one in 1982

weve waited nearly 60 years

60 f*ckin years for the home of footnall ... discusting

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England should get it tbh...

Putin not attending is a big blow for russia.

doesnt always matter. it didnt work for obama

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how the f*ck is this man vice president of fifa

takin the pis out of a mans dead mother

discusting

anyway

QARAR 2022... time for a muslim world cup

yeh the middle east should host something.

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jack warner calling jennings out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW_aJlzN6zM&feature=player_embedded

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Japan for 2022

they said they will try and get holograms of the games shown on stadiums across loads of countrys

they are too sick

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-05/21/japan-lets-broadcast-world-cup-with-holographic-teams

f*ck off that aint gonna happen, i refuse to believe

plus they hosted 2002, greedy f*cks

saying that though, i wanna see how this hologram thing would work

cos i would standardly go to a stadium for that

but i still aint believing it

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England go into Thursday's Fifa vote to decide the 2018 World Cup venue as favourites to host football's showpiece.

England are now odds-on with Sky Bet after Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin's amazing speech in which he announced he would not travel to Zurich for the vote saw his nation's hopes tumble.

Holland/Belgium are also bidding but are viewed as the outsiders in the secret ballot of the 22 FIFA executive committee members while Spain/Portugal now appear the biggest threat to England's hopes.

The scenario of England facing Spain/Portugal in the final round has been backed up by the Iberian bid's chief executive, Miguel Angel Lopez.

Confident

Lopez said: "We are confident, we are not certain. We think we will win, we have eight votes for sure and it looks like it will be against England in the final round."

Putin's absence was in stark contrast to the activities of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has been in Zurich since Tuesday, along with Prince William and David Beckham, meeting Fifa members.

Cameron even flew back to London for Prime Minister's Questions before returning to Switzerland on Wednesday for more last-minute lobbying, while Prince William finished one meeting after midnight before having breakfast with Nicolas Leoz.

England will have the Prince, Cameron and Beckham as part of their five-man team for Thursday's bid presentation, which can be seen live on Sky Sports News from 10am.

Emotional appeal

Sports minister Hugh Robertson believes the lobbying and presentations will have an impact in later rounds of voting when the bid with the fewest votes are eliminated.

Robertson said: "If you get your lobbying right over the three days beforehand and you get your presentation right then you have a genuine chance of moving those second and third preference votes. That's going to be the key to winning."

Lord Sebastian Coe, who negotiated London's successful 2012 Olympic bid, is a 2018 board member and has been advising England on tactics

Lord Coe said: "There were IOC delegates who said to me after the vote in Singapore that they thought they were voting one way, and they actually shifted their ground during the presentations.

"I think it can happen here. There may well be ExCo members who think they are absolutely fixed in their view, and this is where they are going to go but a really strong presentation, with a really clear message and some emotional appeal can make a difference."

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England will hope their 2018 World Cup bid is not scuppered by the crowd trouble which marred the end of Birmingham's Carling Cup win over Aston Villa.

The Football Association and Birmingham are to carry out full investigations into events at St Andrews, where more than a thousand Blues fans invaded the pitch after their side's 2-1 quarter-final victory on Wednesday night.

A flare appeared to be thrown into the section housing the Villa supporters, although it was then tossed backwards and forwards between the rival factions, while seats were also ripped out and used as missiles along with other objects.

The scenes have been beamed around the world and are understood to be the talk of the town in Zurich, where England are preparing to make a final presentation to Fifa at 10am on Thursday, live on Sky Sports News, in the bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Blues acting chairman Peter Pannu was embarrassed by the behaviour of fans and said: "Whilst we are very happy with the victory, we are extremely disappointed with the events that took place after the game.

"I promise there will be an impartial investigation by the club as we do not condone the embarrassing actions of certain individuals.

"An urgent meeting has been called involving all parties concerned and we will of course support the football authorities and police in this investigation."

Sanctions

An FA spokesperson had said earlier on Wednesday night: "We wholly condemn the actions of any individuals who have been involved in the scenes of disorder at St Andrews.

"The FA abhors acts of violent behaviour and we urge the clubs and authorities to identify any individuals involved in disorder, and impose the stiffest available sanctions, including banning orders.

"The FA will fully investigate the matter in conjunction with the appropriate authorities.

"The whole of English football has worked hard to eradicate scenes of disorder from our game.

"Home Office figures this week showing a significant drop in arrests at the many thousands of football matches held every week, the majority of which still pass trouble free."

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish called it a return to the 'dark ages' in reference to the trouble which blighted the game in this country in the 1970s and early 1980s, but he does not think the World Cup bid will be dented.

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Eurosport showing the presentations now, England on at the moment, making a good case for themselves.

Been through SpainPortugal (come like some tourist package), USA etc, few more up after this.

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So far very impressed with England's presentation

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