7/29/09 Indonesia’s bid chief says the terrorist attacks that caused Manchester United to avoid the country on its recent Asian tour is only a temporary setback in its campaign to host the 2022 World Cup
England’s campaign chief says his country’s bid for the 2018 World Cup “is ours to win.”
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has moved to reassure Belgium and the Netherlands of the validity of their joint World Cup bid, describing the neighbors as part of the same “political entity.”
Football Association technical teams continued their first round of inspections of prospective host cities in England for the 2018 World Cup Finals.
The fight for the right to host World Cup football in England continued today when technical teams from the FA’s 2018 organization visited Sunderland.
7/9/09 (WFI) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd meets with FIFA President Sepp Blatter to promote his country’s bid to stage the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
(WFI) The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid appoints a communications team under efforts to bring the FIFA showpiece to the Middle East for the first time.
(WFI) London Mayor Boris Johnson says it would be “foolish” to rule out the city’s Olympic Stadium being an 80,000-seater football stadium in 10 years time.
Australia launched its bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup at a slickly-produced event last weekend in which the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra was transformed into a mini-football stadium.