Coverage of England 2018 Bid Announcement - Exclusive Interview with Qatar 2022 Chairman

Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) December 15, 2009 -- World Football Insider will provide on-the-scene coverage as England 2018 unveils its candidate cities, Wednesday, Dec. 16.

WFI’s European correspondent James Corbett will report from the QE2 Conference Center in London where the bid team will select the cities to be included in England’s submission to FIFA in May 2010.

England 2018 will narrow down its host city list from 15 applicants: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, NewcastleGateshead, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and Sunderland.

“The candidate cities are included in the bid book, so it is an interesting development in the race to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid,” WFI editor Mark Bisson said.

“WFI has monitored every move of the England bid and we will continue to report its ups and downs through the next 11 months of the campaign, which concludes with FIFA’s selection of the host nation(s) on Dec. 2, 2010.”

WFI continues its coverage of bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups this week with an exclusive interview with Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa, chairman of the Qatar 2022 bid.

Sheikh Mohammed discusses why Qatar is using sports and sporting arenas to bring the country’s redevelopment program together.

The interview will publish Thursday, Dec. 17 at

“World Football Insider is the premier site for anyone involved in the multi-billion the business of global football,” WFI publisher Sheila Scott Hula said.

“The quality of our coverage and WFI's access to leaders in football is unsurpassed."

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Press Release Submitted On: December 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm
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