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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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Minister calls for Fifa to re-run 2022 World Cup bids

John Whittingdale.

John Whittingdale said there would be a "very strong" case for rerunning bidding for the 2022 World Cup if the original process was corrupt.

He said: "If there is evidence the bid process was corrupt then I think the case for rerunning it is very strong."

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