Wednesday, 12 November 2008

One for all you sports fans....

. Everybody may well have danced to Barack Obama's victory but it appears that it could cost England the chance to host the World Cup in 2018 (no doubt this will make some Obama supporters happier still). The Guardian reports that;

"Barack Obama's election could derail England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, according to a "high-placed" Fifa official. The unnamed source told Yahoo Sports that Obama's popularity will be "a huge factor" in deciding whether the USA is selected to host either the 2018 or 2022 tournaments."

Never one to miss out on the opportunity to bask in some reflective glory, Fifa president Sepp Blatter is expected to visit the White House next year. It's also believed that Obama's election and the enhanced prestige it has given the US internationally could help Chicargo's bid to host the Olympics in 2016.

No comments: