Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

World Cup bid vote goes ahead: Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has confirmed the vote to decide who will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is to take place as scheduled on December 2.

“We are five weeks from the final decision so there was never a question of changing anything in the procedure,” said Blatter.

“So on December 2, here in Zurich, the executive committee of FIFA will decide in a secret ballot the national associations who are hosts for the World Cup 2018 and 2022.”

Blatter announced FIFA's ethics committee will make their final ruling over Nigerian Amos Adamu and Tahiti's Reynald Temarii on November 17.

If the pair are suspended, over corruption allegations, for the December 2 vote, they will not be replaced.