Teams competing to host 2018, 2022 World Cups prepare for bid book handover to FIFABy AP
Thursday, May 13, 2010
WCup bidders to hand over hosting books to FIFA
ZURICH — Nine bidders competing to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 will deliver their technical documents to FIFA on Friday.
Four candidates from Europe, four from Asia plus the United States will line up in alphabetical order to present their documents on stadiums, host cities and infrastructure to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
They were last brought together at a launch in Cape Town in December, when David Beckham’s presence revitalized an England bid which had been damaged by infighting.
Beckham will be the star attraction Friday, though Dutch great Johan Cruyff is supporting the Netherlands-Belgium bid.
FIFA will make inspection visits to the bidders between July and September.
FIFA executive members will choose the two hosts in December.