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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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Russian Sports Minister: We will host 2018 World Cup

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says there was no risk of Russia losing the 2018 soccer World Cup finals after the United States said it was investigating the bidding process.

Russian Sports Minister: We will host 2018 World Cup Credit: Reuters

"There is no risk to Russia hosting the World Cup," Mutko was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.

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