Wirral Euro MP is sick as a parrot over England World Cup bid humiliation

Wirral Euro MP is sick as a parrot over England World Cup humiliation

Wirral Euro MP is sick as a parrot over England World Cup humiliation

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A FRUSTRATED Wirral Euro MP has written to FIFA president Sepp Blatter demanding to know why England lost their bid for the 2018 World Cup.

Paul Nuttall, deputy leader of the UK Independence party, is demanding to be told the factors taken into account when deciding which country was given the go-ahead to host the tournament.

He said: "I want to know exactly what made Russia's bid stronger than ours and also why, even more bizarrely, Qatar was chosen for the 2022 World Cup."

"I am completely dismayed and confused, particularly because we had been informed that England’s bid was structurally and commercially the best, yet we failed to muster more than two votes, one being our own.

"I was totally shocked at the choice of Qatar for the 2022 event. We are talking about a country with a population that is smaller than Greater Manchester.

"If the World Cup had have come to our shores in 2018, it would have provided a massive boost to the North West economy, with Liverpool and Manchester being host cities and other local towns acting as training bases for many of the world’s top footballing nations."

He added: "As member of the culture, media and sport committee in the European Parliament, I have written to the head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, to ask him on what basis were these decisions taken and what exactly made both Russia’s and Qatar’s bids stronger than that of England.

"I will await his response with interest."

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9:14pm Tue 7 Dec 10

Jayo says...

England's bid was to good.Football is already massive in our part of Europe and no legacy would be created.
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Russia have never held a world cup and FIFA like it or not want to take the tournament to new countries.
I have no gripe with Russia and hope they do a good job. Good luck to them.

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Mr Nuttall, You should have asked why England was encouraged by FIFA to make a bid in the first place. We never stood a chance of winning. It seems FIFA all along wanted to humiliate us.

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FIFA are a law unto themselves and totally unaccountable.
Sepp Blatter will not answer to the likes of you. FACT.
England's bid was to good.Football is already massive in our part of Europe and no legacy would be created. ** Russia have never held a world cup and FIFA like it or not want to take the tournament to new countries. I have no gripe with Russia and hope they do a good job. Good luck to them. ** Mr Nuttall, You should have asked why England was encouraged by FIFA to make a bid in the first place. We never stood a chance of winning. It seems FIFA all along wanted to humiliate us. ** FIFA are a law unto themselves and totally unaccountable. Sepp Blatter will not answer to the likes of you. FACT. Jayo
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1:18am Sat 18 Dec 10

slumdogg says...

Does anybody really think that Paul Nuttall will be taken seriously by anyone?
Does anybody really think that Paul Nuttall will be taken seriously by anyone? slumdogg
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