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FIFA World Cup 2022 bidders guide

2 December 2010 Focus

With FIFA deciding who will host the 2022 World Cup, Australia and Qatar are both seeking to bring the tournament to their home continent for the first time, while Japan and South Korea are hoping to repeat alone what they achieved together in 2002.

Editor’s Blog: England 2018 selling soul to FIFA

18 November 2010 Focus

While an element of chicanery can be expected in any contest with a prize as lucrative as the FIFA World Cup, the bidding process to host the 2018 competition has fallen to new depths of duplicity, subterfuge and deception.

England 2018 bid seeks to reassure FIFA

15 November 2010 Travel Events News Tourism News

Leaders of the England 2018 World Cup bid have written to FIFA in an attempt to distance themselves from corruption allegations made in the British media. A letter signed by bid chairman Geoff Thompson and international president David Dein was delivered to FIFA, as bid leaders seek to ensure the decision on who will host the competition is based solely on merit.

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. There had been speculation the vote may be delayed following the suspension of two executive members following allegations of vote rigging.

FIFA widens World Cup corruption investigation

FIFA widens World Cup corruption investigation

19 October 2010 Tourism News

FIFA has confirmed it will widen its investigation into corruption allegations which have plagued the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Possible collusion between voters will now be examined alongside suggestions Amos Adamu and Tahitian Reynald Temarii attempted to sell their votes.