World Cup 2018 bids

Seeing is believing

August 23, 2010
By Andrew Warshaw
(Archive)
The storm clouds hovered above an empty Wembley stadium but nothing could dampen the spirits of England's 2018 World Cup officials when FIFA's technical inspectors began a four-day visit with a tour of the national stadium.

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After watching a group of schoolgirls being put through their paces in a gentle coaching session, the six inspectors, who opted to go to Wembley by underground, took part ...

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