Euro MP’s World Cup rage

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AN angry Wigan Euro MP has written to FIFA president Sepp Blatter demanding to know why England did not win the 2018 World Cup bid.

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall said: “I am completely dismayed and confused, particularly because we had been informed that England’s bid was structurally and commercially the best.

“I was totally shocked at the choice of Qatar for the 2022 event.

“We are talking about a country with a population that is smaller than Greater Manchester.

“As member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the European Parliament, I have written to the head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, to ask him on what basis were these decisions taken and what exactly made both Russia’s and Qatar’s bids stronger than that of England. I will await his response with interest.”