Search intensified for 2018, 2022 World Cup bid
British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed doubts that the 2018 World Cup bidding process was performed fairly.
David Cameron was a part of the bidding course of for the 2018 World Cup.
Cameron led England’s bid to host the match together with David Beckham and Prince William in 2010, which ended in frustration when Russia won.
FIFA has opened an investigation into the process which noticed Russia and Qatar awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. 9 members of the decision-making committee have resigned, but 13 stay in office, including FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
One of many members who resigned, Jack Warner, denied fresh allegations of corruption that had been levelled at him this week.
Speaking to The Solar, Cameron claims the end result was "sorted" prematurely and that plenty of promised votes didn't materialise.
He mentioned: "I might be very cautious what I say … It was a mad 24 hours of intensive lobbying which David Beckham and Prince William and I were doing collectively. We thought we were making progress. I feel the whole thing was … You choose your phrases rigorously. I might say 'sorted' earlier than we went into it. All I can let you know is there are a lot of people who promised they have been going to vote for me. And in the long run, I think we received one vote."
Cameron also said that despite frustrations at his experience, he will likely be glad to be concerned in the bidding course of to host matches at Euro 2020.
He said: "I'm going to attempt to assist the authorities in Scotland, Wales and England who want to bid for packages. Because the Olympics we've got a fantastic document of competitions coming here. I feel they are good to your economic system … They're a terrific advert for Britain."