England chairman Dyke wonders if a single World Cup awarded without bribe


When it comes to World Cup bidding, England FA chairman Greg Dyke is living in the same world as the rest of us.

FIFA bribery is back in the news — if it ever left — after Germany 2006 joined Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 as World Cup bidding processes to come under fire.

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And Dyke is growing more skeptical by the day, wondering aloud if a single World Cup was awarded to a host side without a bribe (or “bung”, in English slang).

From the BBC:

“You begin to be convinced almost no World Cups have been allocated without a pile of bungs,” Dyke added.

That, of course, seems farfetched but really are there any bids in recent memory you imagine did not feature any sort of backdoor bribery?