Re: England should sue FIFA
I would write our 2030 bid on the back of a single peice of paper (the certificate they awarded us today for losing would do).
In hand written scrawl I would put something along the lines of;
'We have some good grounds and we can organise it. Take a look at our 2018 application for further details, it still applies'
I would scan it and send it by e-mail then forget about it. No high profile ambassadors or fancy videos, or huge expensive dossiers. No body lobbying or turning up at their beck and call to pre-submissions and further submissions. If they ask to come to visit, I would send them some bus timetables and a UK road atlas.
They would have no choice but to praise our submission as it would be the same one they praised last time. It'll cost us next to nowt and they can then vote for Outer Mongolia like they were going to anyway.
Everyone's a winner.
I have no problem with Russia getting it. They are a proud country and they have never had it before. Its this ridiculous over bloated bidding procedure which seems designed to give the executive committee their place in the limelight, that I object to.
Surely they could just ask for letters of interest from bidding countries, ask them to put some proposals together and then decide who they wanted to give it to.
It seems to me that FIFA and Blatter in particular, are obsessed with taking the world cup to far flung places, so why any of the established nations even bother bidding is beyond me.
Ultimately this could be Blatters legacy, a tournament none of the greatest footballing nations bother to bid for.
I'm nearly 47