England would prefer to win the World Cup rather than host it

England’s hopes to host the 2018 World Cup took a turn for the worse recently as it was revealed that the media have “significantly damaged” their bid to host the coveted tournament. But do England really want to stage the World Cup in eight years time?

The World Cup in South Africa cost nearly $1.5 billion. While England won’t require the building of brand new stadiums and infrastructure, it is estimated that the cost of showcasing the 2018 competition would not be too different to that of the 2010 event. The World Cup may have brought South Africa great buildings and some sort of financial aid but the actual football that was seen at the tournament was, on the whole, pretty poor. England, especially, played below what is expected of such a hopeful nation.

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