15/2/2011 FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer has launched a withering attack on the World Cup bid process, saying that FIFA’s administration “pooh-poohed” allegations of vote collusion and claiming that the inspection committee reports were “ignored completely”.
30/11/10 England stretches ahead of its rivals with the USA just edging Qatar as the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid race enters the final straight. With just two days until the FIFA vote, the fourth edition of INSIDER’s World Cup Bid Power Index reveals our final analysis of the nine bidders. By INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and James Corbett.
26/5/2010 England strengthens its grip on top spot in the second edition of World Football Insider’s World Cup Bid Power Index. Qatar and Russia are second and third. Australia is the biggest loser in the latest analysis of the nine bids vying to stage either the 2018 or 2022 tournament.
(WFI) Indonesia’s troubled World Cup bid leader Nurdin Halid retains position as chair of the country’s football association; African officials deny wrongdoing in latest Qatar bid row; and Japan unveils 13 venues for its World Cup bid.
MOSCOW, 12 January 2010 – Russian Law firm Yust will support the Russian Bid Committee in their campaign to win the right to host the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup™. The company has signed an agreement with the bid committee which provides for substantial value-in-kind support in the area of legal advice. Alexey Sorokin, CEO of
(WFI) USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati has conceded that the 2018 World Cup Finals are likely to be awarded to Europe, but says his country will remain “right in the mix” until the bidding process concludes in December.
28/12/09 Korea’s bid leader tells WFI that his country is prepared to build state-of-the-art stadia, some in excess of 85,000, if his country is successful in its efforts to host the 2022 tournament. WFI’s James Corbett reports.
18/12/09 Australia World Cup bid CEO Ben Buckley tells World Football Insider he doesn’t see rivalry from other football codes undermining Australia’s bid; says Socceroos are now Australia’s preeminent national sporting team. WFI’s James Corbett reports.
17/12/09 England 2018 CEO Andy Anson says he is confident his World Cup bid team will reach its funding target; says commercial deals on the table could see £15.5million target exceed. World Football Insider‘s James Corbett reports from London.
England’s campaign chief says his country’s bid for the 2018 World Cup “is ours to win.”