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I see England have pulled out of 2022 and the USA have pulled out of 2022.

 

So England, Russia, Spain/Portugan and Belgium/Holland.

 

I reckon England are a shoe-in no?

 

Decision in 6 weeks.

 

(And USA in 2022).

 

why is the US likely to get another one already?

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Fifa officials offer to sell 2018 World Cup bid votes.

 

Two Fifa officials have offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup, according to a Sunday Times report.

 

The newspaper has video footage in which Nigerian Amos Adamu, a Fifa executive committee member, appears to ask for £500,000.

 

This is completely against Fifa rules.

 

And Oceania Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii, wanted money for a sports academy for his vote, which will take place on 2 December.

 

England are competing to host the tournament in eight years time, as well as Russia and joint bids from Spain and Portugal and Holland and Belgium.

 

A 24-strong committee will decide by secret ballot who should host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

 

The footage, filmed by undercover Sunday Times journalists, shows Adamu wanting money to be paid to him directly for endorsing a bid.

 

The reporters had posed as lobbyists for a United States bid. The US decided on Friday to withdraw from the running for the 2018 World Cup and instead concentrate on the 2022 competition.

 

In the video, Adamu was asked whether the money for a "private project" would have an effect on the way he voted, he replied: "Obviously, it will have an effect. of course it will. Because certainly if you are to invest in that, that means you also want the vote."

 

Fifa has so far not responded to the allegations.

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...all/9099326.stm

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I see England have pulled out of 2022 and the USA have pulled out of 2022.

 

So England, Russia, Spain/Portugan and Belgium/Holland.

 

I reckon England are a shoe-in no?

 

Decision in 6 weeks.

 

(And USA in 2022).

 

USA were pulling out of 2018, which meant that it was guaranteed a European nation was going to get the 2018 vote. So England pulled out since it was guaranteed that a non-European would get 2022.

 

I'm guessing England are the favourites though to be honest.

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Massive earning potential for FIFA probably. The game is starting to expand over there too, much more than it was in 1994. I'd like to see it in Australia but the KO times would be a bit s***.

 

Completely. They will happily enact all terms and conditions that Fifa demand regarding application of sponsorship deals etc etc. Fifa made a couple of billion from the South African WC, they would possibly double that in an American WC.

 

Fifa officials offer to sell 2018 World Cup bid votes.

 

Two Fifa officials have offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup, according to a Sunday Times report.

 

The newspaper has video footage in which Nigerian Amos Adamu, a Fifa executive committee member, appears to ask for £500,000.

 

This is completely against Fifa rules.

 

And Oceania Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii, wanted money for a sports academy for his vote, which will take place on 2 December.

 

England are competing to host the tournament in eight years time, as well as Russia and joint bids from Spain and Portugal and Holland and Belgium.

 

A 24-strong committee will decide by secret ballot who should host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

 

The footage, filmed by undercover Sunday Times journalists, shows Adamu wanting money to be paid to him directly for endorsing a bid.

 

The reporters had posed as lobbyists for a United States bid. The US decided on Friday to withdraw from the running for the 2018 World Cup and instead concentrate on the 2022 competition.

 

In the video, Adamu was asked whether the money for a "private project" would have an effect on the way he voted, he replied: "Obviously, it will have an effect. of course it will. Because certainly if you are to invest in that, that means you also want the vote."

 

Fifa has so far not responded to the allegations.

 

http://news.bbc.co.u...all/9099326.stm

 

The concept of a free and fair vote among Fifa delegates is a joke. Regardless of who gets what along the way, the vote will return the result that Fifa wanted.

 

 

 

 

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Would be well weird, but have you seen the stadia they are proposing to build? Unreal.

 

i did see a link a while back

 

what a waste of money - never to be used again

 

 

or maybe the plan is to let the England fans get drunk and smash them all up

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Portugal and Spain would be much better than Russia I think. But I think Russia will get it.

 

Qatar only bid for 2022.

Be interesting seeing how/if theyd dish out Sharia law to deal with the fans.

Although to be fair I wouldn't mind it as a venue as its the only country going for 2022 that wouldn't leave European residents with a stupid time zone issue.

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i did see a link a while back

 

what a waste of money - never to be used again

 

 

or maybe the plan is to let the England fans get drunk and smash them all up

 

The 40 degree temperatures in June 2022 in Qatar would be something of a burden too.

 

 

Call me sentimental, call me a tool, but the WC should be in Europe every second one. Fact.

 

 

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The 40 degree temperatures in June 2022 in Qatar would be something of a burden too.

 

 

Call me sentimental, call me a tool, but the WC should be in Europe every second one. Fact.

 

i don't object to them trying to promote the game around the World, like but they are in danger of taking the piss F1 stylee

 

 

it's good that Brazil have got the next one, England really shouldn't have to keep begging, everything is here for a great World Cup

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i don't object to them trying to promote the game around the World, like but they are in danger of taking the piss F1 stylee

 

 

it's good that Brazil have got the next one, England really shouldn't have to keep begging, everything is here for a great World Cup

 

its mental. you look at the s**** world cups recently. Japan/korea, South Africa and America. countries without real international pedigree or top leagues. they need to get it back to Europe and South America on a more regular basis, and throw in the odd one elsewhere. this is the first world cup in South America since 1978. well '86 if you count Mexico, but either way its too long a gap. 2018 should be in England.

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its mental. you look at the s**** world cups recently. Japan/korea, South Africa and America. countries without real international pedigree or top leagues. they need to get it back to Europe and South America on a more regular basis, and throw in the odd one elsewhere. this is the first world cup in South America since 1978. well '86 if you count Mexico, but either way its too long a gap. 2018 should be in England.

 

Agree with all that but I must say, Japorea was great fun and very successful from all standpoints except perhaps standard of footy.

 

 

 

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I'm the least "Ingerlund" English person out there, but this is clear discrimination towards England if we don't get it. But then UEFA and FIFA are terrified of the power we have as a footballing nation.

 

What I don't understand is how FIFA are getting away with openly saying the press are the main factor for being unsure over the English bid.

 

They shouldn't have anything to do with a decision. They don't come under any criteria do they?

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What I don't understand is how FIFA are getting away with openly saying the press are the main factor for being unsure over the English bid.

 

They shouldn't have anything to do with a decision. They don't come under any criteria do they?

I don't get how that suggestion isn't being pilloried by not just our press, but the press of every FIFA country. It's as big an admission of corruptness I've ever seen go unchallenged.

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I'm the least "Ingerlund" English person out there, but this is clear discrimination towards England if we don't get it. But then UEFA and FIFA are terrified of the power we have as a footballing nation.

 

I think it shows that when it comes to greasing, we have no power. We will however continue to have a huge tv market and a huge global audience for our domestic game. Even on the law of averages this is a slap in the face and pretty much a f*** off with your ways.

 

 

If England dont get it, they can be reasonably sure that the World Cup wont be coming here in the next generation, so why kowtow to anymore UEFA and FIFA whims, why not decide on an agenda that suits the future of English football, domestic and International and start using financial power to push ahead. I'm thinking of pushing the International calender into ways that make more sense to players who come from around the globe, ie playing the international matches in blocks mid season and end of season, not having these breaks.

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