Even if FIFA are right, the decision remains shrouded in darkness, we can only hope that in 8 years time that the ‘beautiful game’ can dispel the eerie background politics with the joy it gives the world every day.
In the words of David Davies, football administrator, the bid could bring either ‘…extreme joy or absolute desolation’. Get ready to be desolated, folks!
The way the FIFA vote works is a little complicated, with twelve votes needed to gain a majority to win the bid. If twelve is not reached by any bidder, the one with the lowest votes goes out – England’s dismally embarrassing fate. It took three rounds of this for Russia to finally emerge victorious.