It all came down to FIFA’s decision today. After years of hard work by England’s bid team and by all reports a fantastic presentation this morning, even Sepp Blatter said it was sensational, but apparently not good enough! David Beckham and Co. couldn’t win enough votes and England suffered a first round defeat, much like they’ve done in many World Cups before!
Russia won, but why didn’t England win the bid? FIFA admitted it would have been the most profitable World Cup for them. Did the BBC’s Panorama programme have anything to do with it? Continued violence at Premiership grounds up and down the country?