23/11/2010 Holland-Belgium 2018 bid CEO Harry Been tells INSIDER he believes the joint bid from the Low Countries has sealed enough votes to get through the crucial first round of voting on Dec. 2 in Zurich. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Rio de Janeiro.
31/10/2010 Holland-Belgium bid CEO Harry Been tells INSIDER that FIFA faces an historic choice over the future format of the World Cup on its Dec. 2 bid D-day. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports
7/10/2010 World Cup bid leaders from eight of the nine candidates for the 2018 and 2022 finals came face to face for the first time in the race to host world sport’s biggest competition. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Leaders in Football in London.
1/9/2010 Former Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight says Australia has all the right credentials to host a spectacular World Cup in 2022… Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho along with Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkle some star dust on the Spain-Portugal bid campaign during FIFA’s inspection tour… Holland-Belgium highlights green bid credentials
13/8/2010 Holland-Belgium 2018/2022 bid chief tells INSIDER his team does not fear the power of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the four months of lobbying remaining before the Dec. 2 FIFA vote. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Amsterdam.
6/8/2010 Holland-Belgium bid leaders dismiss criticisms voiced by Belgian politicians just days before a FIFA delegation arrives for its inspection visit… Bid CEO Harry Been believes a World Cup in the Low Countries would exceed standards set in South Africa… Bid president Ruud Gullit stars in advertising campaign.
29/1/2010 Japan’s 2006 World Cup coach Zico and Shunsuke Nakamura are among ambassadors for 2018/2022 bid… Holland-Belgium welcomes Sepp Blatter’s comments on joint bids and plan to award 2018 to Europe… More troubles for Indonesia.
13/11/09 Harry Been talks to WFI editor Mark Bisson about why the two countries are bidding, the benefits of the Euro 2000 experience, plans for new stadia and the role of Johan Cruyff and Denis Bergkamp in the campaign.
9/11/09 Bid leaders to use their experience of hosting Euro 2000 to secure the FIFA showpiece in 2018 or 2022. WFI editor Mark Bisson reports from Eindhoven.