On June 2, Sepp Blatter decided to resign from his presidential role at FIFA and this is due to the corruption scandals and pressure which has been building in the past few weeks. It was already announced that over 5 FIFA executives were arrested and it’s believed that Sepp Blatter is now being investigated due to corruption and bribery involving the international soccer organization and especially some decisions which has been made involving the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.
Sepp Blatter was the main supporter of having the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they were chosen as the hosts ahead of England and joint bids from Spain/Portugal and a few other countries.
However, now that Sepp Blatter has resigned a string of reports have been emerging which are claiming that England has turned into the favorites of hosting the 2018 World Cup.
Speculation is starting to rise suggesting that Russia might be stripped from the rights of hosting the next World Cup and it could be changed to another country.
Simon Johnson is the leader of England’s failed bid in their attempt of hosting the next World Cup and he wants to know all of the details and information surrounding the bidding of the 2018 World Cup as Johnson wants to truly know if this bidding process was actually transparent and fair but if it wasn’t transparent, he believes that another bidding procedure should be re-made.
“I want the full facts around the bidding to be known it there was fairness and transparency then good, well done. If it is found there was improper behavior in any way they must have a look at whether they should reopen the processes.’’ Simon Johnson said.