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

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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?