FIFA’s voting panel should have been given bid money directly: Blackpool boss HollowayBy ANI
Monday, December 6, 2010
LONDON - Blackpool coach-cum-manager Ian Holloway believes the 15 million pounds England’s FA spent on the country’s disastrous 2018 World Cup bid could have brought a more fruitful result if it had been given direct to FIFA’s voting panel.
Holloway admitted he was seething after seeing the events unfold in Zurich this week, when England’s bid received just two votes.
The 2018 World Cup was awarded to Russia, with the 2022 tournament going to Qatar.
“When you see Russia has got it and Qatar has got it, it’s gone to money. That’s the way the world is now. We spent 15 m pounds on the bid - maybe we would have been better off tucking all that in a few envelopes and seeing if that did any good,” the Daily Express quoted Holloway, as saying.
Holloway also called for the whole voting process of how World Cups are awarded to countries to be overhauled. (ANI)