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England lost Fifa 2018 because Russia paid more And Seb Coe was upwind

by | 11th, November 2015

The Sun says FA Chairman Greg Dyke ‘fears a string of World Cups have been awarded with a “pile of bungs”‘.

But doesn’t every country bidding to host the World Cup wine, dine, promise and flatter?

England lost out to Russia for the right to host the 2018 tournament, coming fourth in the vote. There is talk that the FA will bid to host the 2026 World Cup finals.

Why bother?

In 2010, Sebastian Coe, now president of the IAAF,  was part of the 2018 bid team. He said “The feedback is good”. He said “It smells OK.” Well, it might. But when you lift your nose from the trough, the stench is unbearable.

 

England entire bid was an exercise

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