We didn't win the World Cup.. again... but then we never win the World Cup so you shouldn't be too surprised. On the plus side it will save us a small fortune given the amount of money we already have to spend on the Olympics. I know we'd make a load of money and lift our profile and blah blah blah blah.... It's a game of two halves and we're very good at loosing in the second half.
At the end of the day, it's obvious to anyone who ever pays a modicum of attention to the situation. FIFA is corrupt. Now I know it would be easy for you to say that I'm thinking that way purely because England didn't get awarded the honours, but that's honestly not the case. You only have to think about it for a minute or two and it becomes very obvious
Let's just compare Russia vs England as an example. Russia doesn't have the facilities in place, at least that's the case today. They plan to build a whole host of stadiums between now an 2018. Personally, I'm not convinced, but time will tell the true story. In England there are more stadiums than you can shake a stick at. This has something to do with football being the national game. If anyone knows how to play football, the English do.
I think what irks most of all is the fact that logically our bid was unbeatable, so why would Russia win it? Well, it doesn't take a genius to realise the most corrupt organisation in sport, is happy to get into bed with the most corrupt country in the world. Sadly, FIFA run their own game and answer to no-one. The system is a joke.
At least we can match them with the weather, with today being widely reported as the coldest day in the UK of all time. Note to self: Must put my thermals on.
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