According to the BBC, former France, Juventus and Ballon d’Or winner Platini has been held in custody and questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar back in 2010.
Against all the odds, Qatar managed to beat rival bids from the USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan to win the prestigious battle, and are still set to hold the tournament, which will be the World Cup’s first-ever edition to take place in winter.
However, as Sport Bible report, bookies Coral have priced England’s odds of taking over the hosting duties at just 6/1, with the complete fallout of Platini’s arrest still unclear.
Officials have been investigating alleged corruption connected to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for the past two years and were reported to have interviewed Sepp Blatter, the former president of world governing body Fifa, in 2017.
Regardless of the legal ramifications in the background, the idea of a World Cup on UK shores is pretty appealing, isn’t it?
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