Interview with news agency suggests agreement with Russia and US before bidding process
29 October ~ Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said in an interview with a Russian news agency that the organisation had planned, in 2010, to take the next two World Cups to both Russia and the US. He also suggested the plan was on track until the French government’s relationship with Qatar – and the UEFA president Michel Platini’s backing of the Qatari bid for 2022 – changed the situation.
The comments suggest there was already an agreement in place, throwing into question the whole bidding process. During the interview Blatter also talked about an alleged conspiracy by Platini to overthrow him. All About Angles have looked at what the repercussions may be from Blatter’s interview, which you can read here.