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8/9/07 12:23 PM
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How the fuck is this guy the VP of Fifa??? Sounds like a madman.

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner said he will battle to stop England hosting the 2018 World Cup.

His decision will be a blow to the Football Association, who were likely to plan a bid on the back of any change to the current selection procedures.

"If the World Cup were to go to Europe, I'm quite sure, with the English luck as it is, they won't get it," Warner told BBC World Service.

"There are moves to give it to England. I must fight that."

Warner, a member of the world football body's executive committee since 1983, added: "It will be Italy, Spain, or even France who will get the World Cup if it goes to Europe.

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"Nobody in Europe likes England. England invented the sport but has never had made any impact on world football."

It is believed Fifa president Sepp Blatter is set to end the World Cup rotation policy when the executive committee meet later in the year.

Instead, the association are likely to approve a format that only precludes the continents that held the previous two World Cups from bidding again, which in 2018 would be Africa and South America.

Warner, president of Concacaf, added that he would battle to bring international football's premier tournament to his region, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean.

England invented the sport but has never had made any impact on world football
Fifa vice-president Jack Warner

"I really don't believe that we should just lay down and play dead to anyone who wants to take the World Cup from Concacaf," he said.

In July another Fifa executive committee member and former World Cup winner, German legend Franz Beckenbauer, offered his support to England hosting the 2018 World Cup.

He told BBC Five Live's Sportsweek: "There is no better country in Europe to host the World Cup in 2018. England is the favourite."

He added: "The most important thing is to end the rotation and bring the tournament back to Europe.

"The Premier League at the moment is the best league in Europe and the stadiums are outstanding.

"In my opinion, there is only one very serious candidate and it is England."

BBC World Service will air the full interview with Jack Warner on World Football with Alan Green on Saturday 11 August and Saturday 18 August.


8/9/07 4:24 PM
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LOL at all the comments on 606. They've started a petition to get him fired.
8/9/07 5:55 PM
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By the time 2018 rolls around, it will have been 52 years since England hosted a World Cup, compared to only 12 for Germany, 20 for France, and 28 for Italy. Why do they deserve to have another so soon and not England??? And where in Concacaf does this asswipe want the World Cup to be? The US for the second time in 24 years? Mexico for the third time in the last 50 or so years? The only other viable option is Canada and they don't want it. How bout Haiti? or Bermuda? I'm sure they have the infrastructure to pull it off. What a douchebag...
8/9/07 6:43 PM
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Was hoping to see it back in the US in 2018....greedily.
8/10/07 5:43 AM
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Isn't this the guy who got stick cos his family owned travel company was selling ticket packages for the last world cup at inflated prices...??? Maybe he's worried about his allocation.....
8/10/07 5:44 AM
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This Jack Warner will sort it out......

8/10/07 8:39 AM
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I don't think there is anything wrong with having it in the States again. But England (especially by 2018) will be so worthy of another WC it would be crazy to have it anywhere else IMO. The country lives and breathes footy and the stadiums are outstanding as is the abillity for fans to get around with ease from venue to venue.
8/12/07 6:12 PM
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Maybe england might make the semi if they host. And we all should go down there and get drunk and torch their country for once. bwahahahaha
8/13/07 1:51 PM
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That would be awesome Roots
8/13/07 2:09 PM
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No, US should be after England IMO. Otherwise it'll be 16 years between Europe hosting, that is crazy.

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