Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

England expected to withdraw from 2022 World Cup bid

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | Club & Country Competitions

It’s expected that England will officially withdraw the race for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and bid exclusively for the 2018 edition of the tournament.

David Dein, the international president of the bid, has said England’s announcement should come as soon as the US confirms it is giving up its candidature for the 2018 as hinted last month.

“We are sure it won't be long before the United States will withdraw from 2018 leaving themselves a run on 2022,” said Dein. “We are not really interested in 2022, consequently we will almost certainly withdraw from 2022, leaving us with a European battle.”

Even though the England bid has always said their primary goal was to stage the event in eight year’s time, FIFA rules for the race state all candidates for the 2018 edition are automatically entered for the 2022 dispute too, unless stated otherwise.

However, with every non-European bid but the US now focusing only on 2022 competition, it has become clear that the 2018 World Cup will be hosted by one of the European candidates (Belgium/Netherlands, England, Portugal/Spain and Russia) and that four Asian confederation members (Australia, South Korea, Japan and Qatar) plus the US are the contenders for the following edition.




If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk




Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

FA Community Shield proceeds to be donated to Grenfell Tower tragedy victims

Fri 23rd Jun 2017 | Club & Country Competitions

Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support all those tragically affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The FA – alongside Arsenal, Chelsea and McDonald’s –...

UEFA Women's Champions League Ambassador Jayne Ludlow on the Women's Champions League Final

Tue 30th May 2017 | Club & Country Competitions

The UEFA Women's Champions League ambassador and Wales women's national football team manager Jayne Ludlow shares her thoughts ahead of the final 2017 in Cardiff. ​ Ahead of the women's final in...

Mexico Club Chief Brands CONCACAF Champions League A Joke

Wed 15th Feb 2017 | Club & Country Competitions

The president of Mexico’s Liga MX club Santos Laguna has criticised the CONCACAF Champions League as a “joke” writes Christian Radnedge. Alejandro Irarragorri was speaking to...

Checkatrade check in as EFL Trophy title sponsor

Mon 8th Aug 2016 | Club & Country Competitions

The EFL has secured a record value partnership with Checkatrade that sees the market-leading trade vetting and monitoring website become the Official Title Sponsor of the EFL Trophy. The competition...