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England 2018 World Cup bid sponsors Morrisons demand £1m compensation from FIFA

One of the sponsors of England's failed 2018 World Cup bid has called on FIFA to give £1million to grass-roots football as compensation for an 'unfair' bidding process.
Supermarket chain Morrisons have also instructed lawyers in Switzerland, where FIFA are based, to 'examine options' over whether compensation can be claimed.

Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips has written to FIFA president Sepp Blatter saying the bidding process was not fair because the world governing body were intent on taking the World Cup to countries which had never staged it before - Russia were named as 2018 hosts and Qatar will stage the 2022 tournament.

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