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Minister: England is 'ready to host 2022 World Cup'

England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if it is stripped from Qatar in the wake of allegations of corruption and bribery in Fifa, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said.

Other key developments include:

  • Ex-vice president Jack Warner has promised to release an 'avalanche' of documents relating to the Fifa scandal
  • A full transcript of the confession of shamed Fifa official Charles 'Chuck' Blazer has been released
  • Outgoing president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI as part of the investigation
  • South Africa reject 2010 World Cup bribe claims
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World Cup 2022 'would most likely go to America' if rebid

FA chairman Greg Dyke says it is unlikely the 2022 World Cup would be held in Europe if rebid. Credit: Good Morning Britain

FA chairman Greg Dyke has said if the 2022 World Cup is rebid it is likely to go to America.

He told Good Morning Britain: "The Swiss authorities are now looking at the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

"If you've read all the journalism around it, you'd certainly have doubts about the Qatar World Cup.

"If that is shown to be true and they can demonstrate that there was corruption then of course it should be rebid."

Asked if England would put themselves in the running, Dyke said: "I think it would be pretty certain it wouldn't come to Europe - you wouldn't have two successive World Cups in Europe.

"So I would say it would be most likely to go to America, who were the runners up."

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