The World Cup Finals will be played in Europe for
an eleventh time, with Russia beating off last-minute, high-level bid campaigning from
England for the chance to host the prestigious football tournament.
With just two days to go before FIFA executives were due to vote
on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, Britain's Prime Minister David
in to Zurich to (unsuccessfully) add some political muscle to the England 2018 World
Everyone thought that the major stumbling block was FIFA
Vice-President and CONCACAF President, Jack Warner.
This opened up the whole bribing scandal; with a BBC Panorama
documentary and numerous investigative journalist reports to follow.
FIFA have their own way of dealing with internal matters so doors are
closed and windows opened for (as cynics would say) the accused to jump out of before they
Russia 2018 Host City Candidates
Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don,
Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg.
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