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.
Mr Whittingdale said the country has the facilities and mounted an impressive, if unsuccessful, bid to host the 2018 World Cup, and so could host the 2022 event if asked by Fifa.
He spoke as MPs asked whether England could step in to host the World Cup if allegations that the bid process for the Qatar tournament was corrupt are found to be true.
Ex-Fifa vice president Jack Warner has vowed to release an "avalanche" of secrets in an extraordinary television address in Trinidad.
A full transcript of the confession of shamed Fifa official Charles 'Chuck' Blazer has tonight been released by the US justice department.
A Fifa whisleblower has described Sepp Blatter as a 'diabolical genius' - but said Russia and Qatar should keep their World Cups.