Keep the date: FIFA refuses to change vote

FIFA had announced the vote to decide who will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be taken on December 2nd as originally planned.

Following a meeting of the executive committee of the world football government body earlier today it was confirmed the vote would go ahead despite the suspension of Nigerian Amos Adamu and Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii.

Both remain suspended following allegations they attempted to sell their votes.

An investigation into their conduct is ongoing, with FIFA stating a decision would be reached on November 17th.

If cleared it is likely both will be permitted to take part in the vote.

“We are five weeks from the final decision so there was never a question of changing anything,” explained FIFA president Sepp Blatter.