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BBC accuses 3 FIFA World Cup voters over payments

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Well that is the final nail in the coffin for England's 2018 bid. Russia will probably get it now.

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Well that is the final nail in the coffin for England's 2018 bid. Russia will probably get it now.

Although at least we can still rely on British journalists credibility in disclosing the truth about bribery and corruption which is far more important than hosting the Corrupt World Cup once every 50 years. Freedom of speech and democracy do still exist in some countries.

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northlondon: "....which is far more important than hosting the Corrupt World Cup once every 50 years"

BS. You wanted that vote as much as any other Brit., if not moreso. Calling other countries corrupt simply because you lost any chance is so old.

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smithinjapan; I expect Englands bid to be stronger as Fifa try to show they are not corrupt. Hoping for some decent matches at Londons best stadium Selhurst Park as well.

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northlondon: every man and his dog knows that FIFA is corrupt. You just don't call them out before an important vote if you expect to win. But the BBC does have balls for doing so.

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Who outside of the UK believes the BBC?

You just have to laugh at anyone who thinks a gov't corporation with a budget as huge as the BBC's is capable of or even interested in "objective" news reporting.

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Londons best stadium Selhurst Park

Ha ha! London's best team too, right? :)

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Selhurst Park? Could that be that little hut in South Norwood? WC matches there?.........sigh

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You just have to laugh at anyone who thinks a gov't corporation with a budget as huge as the BBC's is capable of or even interested in "objective" news reporting.

As opposed to what exactly ? CNN George Bush Family News ? Fox Republican TV ? Fuji TV ?! The BBC have set the standard for television around the world. Your post has more than a hint of jealousy about it.

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BS. You wanted that vote as much as any other Brit., if not moreso. Calling other countries corrupt simply because you lost any chance is so old.

I'd rather have news journalism in my country that shows some backbone and insight, rather than host a corrupt tournament in a sport that I used to love as a kid but have grown to hate and despise over the years.

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You just have to laugh at anyone who thinks a gov't corporation with a budget as huge as the BBC's is capable of or even interested in "objective" news reporting.

Your total lack of TV journalism knowledge is obvious. Try researching the programme Panorama (instead of just the BBC) to learn about the history of their programme and the news stories they have unravelled over the years. Then try to write that nonsense post again.

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I agree with nothlondon. a certain poster bashes Britain all the time but is ignorant of the facts. Panorama is so far from the government taht anyone who thinks otherwise is a total plonker. Over the decades the programme has discredited British politicians of all parties. It's impartiality is not in question.

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Of course most English people would love to see the World Cup hosted in the home of football, but if it means paying off corrupted, self interested supposed "guardians" of the game - yes Jack Warner I'm looking at you, yes Ricardo Teixeira you too - then no thank you.

Jack Warner is drunk on power. Already been criticised this week for with-holding promised bonuses for the Trinidad & Tobago world cup 2006 squad, this guy should not be in a position of power within FIFA.

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Sour grapes from the Brits (as usual) just cos they won't be getting the soccer world championship. Anyway it's soccer, big deal!

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trulymadlyfukai; Actually i think England will get the World Cup, it is not the World Cahmpionship. BRW. Also for furure reference the sport is called football.

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Nope, the sport is called soccer.

Moderator: Stay on topic please.

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Sour grapes from the Brits (as usual) just cos they won't be getting the soccer world championship. Anyway it's soccer, big deal!

This BBC programme is about corruption in the host bidding for the World Cup, which is owned and run by FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). It is not run by FISA (Fédération Internationale de SOCCER Association) now is it ?

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Let us see today whi wins. Fifa don't seemed or aint showing much concern about the programme.

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