Yeah when Blatter said that it was basically taking the piss tbf. How the hell are Russia better then England or Spain/Portugal's bids.England, 'the motherland of football' (words of blatter himself), rich in footballing history, with superior infrastructure, much better stadiums, the most popular domestic league in the world, and in a fifa report named as the most profitable bid, and much more passion for football than Russia - a country also renowned for having thug neo-nazi fans and terrible hotels.
i'm sorry but this post is awful.I couldn't give a shit where the World Cup is. It would be nice to go and see a few games but I'm not gunna kick up a fuss because Russia and Qatar have been handed the torny. I think all nations deserve the chance to host the event in all honesty.
In my lifetime England have had Euro 96, the Commonwealth games and with the up-coming Olympics we can't really complain that FIFA was unfair to us because everyone has been more than fair and given us all these prestigious tournaments in a 16 year period.
Sure Russia and Qatar have their problems as nations but don't tar everyone with the same brush. Alas, everyone is taking the moral high ground because of jealousy.