13 countries have shown their interest in the organization of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup including Belgium and the Netherlands

The process of allocating the 2018 World Cup and the 2022 World Cup is in full swing. In total, 13 countries received their interest shown , including Belgium & euml; and the Netherlands together. The Bid Registration Forms for the organization of & eacute; & eacute; n or both football tournaments must be submitted by the deadline of March 16, 2009.

The following countries have received Bid Registration Forms from FIFA: Australiaa, Belgium & euml; and the Netherlands , England, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Spain and Portugal and the United States. South Korea and Qater are only interested in the organization of the 2022 World Cup.

" We are honored by the fantastic number of interests in the World Championship, in which every interested country is actually a candidate want to be. The diversity and quality of the candidates ensures a very interesting selection process. This shows that the World Championships are very important as a universal event with influence on the whole world. The World Cup must positively change the competition. For the game. For the World. " said FIFA President Blatter.

The next step in the allocation process is in April 2009, when FIFA will send the Bid Agreements to the countries. These agreements contain the details and information about what candidates must include in their Bid Book. The deadline for countries to sign the Bid Agreements is December 11, 2009.

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Published on: 17-03-2009 00:00 | Updated on: 17-03-2009 00:00 | By: Patrick


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