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FIFA to complete report on 2018 and 2022 World Cup host bids by June 9

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the whole bidding process for events like the world cup and olympics are a complete sham. anytime countries are allowed to "vote," there is an extremely high probability that those votes can be bought. if all finalists bids are relatively equal then it should just be a random drawing to see which country hosts the event. do away with voting completely.

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Until Michael J Garcia report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids are published in full the 'Mohamed bin Hammam' effect will remain unclear. It appears the parameters of the investigation limits Garcia's formal interview process to current Fifa board members only.

Another day, another scandal.

Qatar World Cup 2022: France embroiled in corruption scandal

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/10871065/Qatar-World-Cup-2022-France-embroiled-in-corruption-scandal.html

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Give it to Australia. They have never hosted a world cup but already have the facilities to do so. It's also a safe, friendly country and has plenty of local support for the world game. Last year in a friendly between Melbourne and Liverpool around 100,000 spectators filled the stadium. 100,000! For a club friendly!

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But former Russian Football Union president Vyacheslav Koloskov described the new allegations as part of a British “witch hunt”

exactly.

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