England 2018 inches ahead of its rivals with USA 2022 just edging Qatar as the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid race enters the final straight. With just hours to go until the FIFA vote, the fourth edition of INSIDER’s World Cup Bid Power Index reveals the final analysis of the nine bidders. The INSIDER 

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With two days to the FIFA vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts, the final INSIDER World Cup Bid Power Index reveals major developments since the last review two months ago. England, Russia and the USA were ranked in the top three places in the Sept. 29 index. But as Tuesday’s edition shows 

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24/11/2010 South Korea’s World Cup bid chairman Han Sung-joo tells INSIDER that the North’s attack on the island of Yeonpyeong has not damaged a campaign built around proposals to unite the two countries and bring peace to the peninsula… Korean President Lee Myung-Bak a doubt for Zurich… FIFA extends partnership with car giant Hyundai-Kia. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

20/10/2010 Sepp Blatter faces the biggest challenge of his FIFA presidency as he grapples with the World Cup bid bribery scandal involving two executive committee members that threatens to throw the bid race into chaos and ruin his legacy. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.

18/10/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.

16/10/2010 As they await delayed publication of FIFA’s inspection reports, senior World Cup bid officials speak about the huge technical demands placed upon their teams. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.

1/10/2010 INSIDER understands that despite the low profile of the Iberian World Cup bid, co-leader and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona has been a significant presence on the campaign trail since Spain won the World Cup in July. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports