England World Cup bid faces day of destiny
23 October 2019
FIFA may approve Chinese bid for 2030 World Cup, throwing England’s hopes into turmoil.
Mounting unease at politiciation of bid race.
New club World Cup expected to be awarded to China.
World football’s leaders convene in Shanghai today, where European football chiefs will seek clarity on the destination of the 2030 World Cup finals.
UEFA had been expecting to face off against competition from South America in the right to stage the centennial tournament, but at FIFA Congress in June the FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggested that a bidder from Asia may also be allowed.
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