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.
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).
“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?