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2018 World Cup in England? “I wish you success” – said FIFA President Sepp Blatter

"I wish you success in getting 2018 World Cup" - said FIFA President Joseph Blatter in London. PHOTO by Brad Smith / ISIphotos.com

"I wish you success in getting 2018 World Cup" - said FIFA President Joseph Blatter in London. PHOTO by Brad Smith / ISIphotos.com

“England has given so much to football and England is going to carry on giving much to football,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. “You have given to the world security in the stadiums. This is a big legacy. Now we say where are the hooligans?”

 

The 2018 World Cup bid was offered considerable encouragement on Wednesday when Fifa president Sepp Blatter enthusiastically praised England for its facilities and successful crackdown on hooliganism.

Blatter’s remarks followed the match in Genoa on Tuesday night between Italy and Serbia that had to be cancelled due to crowd violence. “If only all the national associations in the world, and their leagues (had stadiums like this),” he said.

“If this had been the case we would not have had the problems we had in Genoa. Your bid has impressed me personally. As the motherland of football, shall the World Cup came back here in 2018? I wish you well and success.”

As well as a reception at Downing Street, Blatter was in the House of Commons to watch Prime Minister’s David Cameron Questions. Cameron made a particular point of stressing England’s success at tackling racism in football; an issue that remains more problematic for Russia and Spain, two of the bid’s main competitors. READ FULL STORY by Jeremy Wilson on Telegraph UK

 

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