31 Jan 2009

FIFA signals hosting preference

5:56 pm on 31 January 2009

The FIFA president Sepp Blatter says single bids are likely to get preference over joint ones when the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 Football World Cups are decided.

Speaking at a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, Blatter stated if three or four suitable single bids were put forward, the joint ones would be rejected.

He says in FIFA, there are decisions which have been taken by the executive committee in view of the organisation of the World Cup.

Blatter these being that as soon as there is a candidacy or three or four relevant candidacies that only one country can organise it, they're are directly going to reject the double candidacies.