Via BBC News
England missed out on the right to host the 2018 World Cup after football’s governing body Fifa picked Russia to stage the event for the first time.
Russia saw off rival bids from England, Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium to win a secret ballot of Fifa’s 22 executive members in Zurich.
England hoped Prince William, David Cameron and David Beckham would give them an advantage but the bid failed. Continue Reading…
Well I can’t say I’m surprised by this outcome. I am willing to bet that FIFA had made up their minds months ago. England was not going to host the World Cup in 2018. Sending David Cameron, David Beckham (who has lost his sparkle) and Prince William wasn’t going to change anything. Their presence there only succeeded in providing some amusement.
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