26/11/09 The latest damaging blow to England’s 2018 World Cup campaign follows a turbulent few weeks for the bid that has included scathing criticism of chairman David Triesman. WFI’s James Corbett examines the bid’s problems and wonders how it can get back on track.
24/11/09 England 2018 Bid CEO Andy Anson, pictured, attempts to soften the blow of Premier League chairman Dave Richard’s resignation from the board today, saying the bid continues to have the full support of the league.
23/11/09 Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger will not be joining England’s World Cup bid team as a “lead ambassador”… Qatar 2022 bid chief tells WFI about $22.8bn rail link plan… Indonesia rebuffs calls to team up with Thailand.
17/11/09 British sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says bickering among members of the England 2018 bid board contributed to the decision to streamline the executive.
17/11/09 WFI’s James Corbett reports from Doha on the determination of the Gulf state’s rulers to bring the FIFA showpiece to the Middle East for the very first time.
16/11/09 England’s troubled bid to host the 2018 World Cup receives a significant boost with the appointment of Simon Greenberg as chief of staff.
5/11/09 England bid chiefs meet Conmebol president and FIFA executive member Nicolas Leoz… State leaders in Australia want a national coordinator… Holland-Belgium to present host cities and stadia
22/10/09 Officials behind Australia’s bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup admit the country’s more popular football codes would have to make their venues available to stage FIFA’s showpiece.
England’s campaign chief says his country’s bid for the 2018 World Cup “is ours to win.”
(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.