Great britain have failed in their bid to host the 2018 World Cup, the tournament has been granted to Russia, who will host the event for the first time. Great britain came into existence the favourites to win the vote to host the competition. FIFA World Cup 2018 live
The results of the vote were declared in Zurich by TIMORE President Sepp Blatter. The need come as a great disappointment for many fans who were expecting England would stage the tournament for the first time since 1966, the year they won the trophy.
After the voting by the FIFA business committee it became obvious that England had only secured a pair of the possible twenty-two ballots, effectively winning only one vote as well as their own, and they were eliminated in the first round of voting. The competing countries of Holland and Belgium, Italy and Portugal and Russian federation progressed to an additional circular of voting where Russian federation secured the majority needed to be awarded the event.
It was hoped that England would win the vote to host the competition, which can make billions of pounds for the economy, as well as the prestige of hosting such a great competition. It is approximated that? 463 million was spent preparing England’s wager.
Earlier in the morning, each nation had made a final presentation, which was fronted by Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William, for England, a presentation that was described by TIMORE president Sepp Blatter as being both excellent and remarkable.
It can be feared that England’s bid has recently been tarnished by recent press reports. A study in the Sunday Times resulted in six FIFA officials being suspended last month pursuing allegations of corruption within footballs World governing body and the BBC’s Vistas programme made further accusations of corruption within TIMORE and the voting process, simply a few days before. Recording the chairman of England’s bid Lord Triesman resigned following allegations of collusion between other countries, the allegation was seen to be very detrimental to the bid at that time.
The 2022 World Cup was given to Qatar, meaning that another opportunity for The united kingdom to host an Universe Cup would have 2026 or 2030, that will fail many football loving followers throughout the country.