23/8/2010 As FIFA kicks off its four-day visit of England, the country’s World Cup bid team has promised the “most spectacular, most successful World Cup ever” and to show the six-man inspection team its capacity to stage the finals to their “own eyes” rather than their “imaginations.” INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Wembley.
13/5/10 England 2018 Technical Director Ian Riley – who masterminded South Africa’s successful World Cup bid – tells WFI that next month’s tournament will be “absolutely” more ambitious than the plans he originally laid out… says that England’s bid book is the best he’s ever worked on. WFI’s James Corbett reports.
9/3/2010 England 2018 technical director Ian Riley says the bid offers “the highest possible upside” for the “lowest risk” to FIFA… Bid CEO Andy Anson, pictured, praises work of international president David Dein and details “hard slog ahead”. WFI’s James Corbett reports.
3/3/2010 Manchester United CEO David Gill promises to share his thoughts on the Red Knights plan to mount a takeover bid in a session at the Soccerex European Forum today… England 2018 World Cup bid reveals economic benefits for the north west.