Today's allegations highlight the worst kind of corruption. The indomitable strength of the pocketbook has resurfaced, but given the problematic nature of FIFA's bidding process, there will always be fraud. As FIFA officials down fly around the world to inspect facilities and talk to the people on the ground, they are solicited and cajoled by people who have the huge financial incentives to bring the World Cup to their country. Gift bags are given out in the open and, as we were reminded today, brown paper bags are exchanged in private.
— Richard Farley with and excellent piece on The Sunday Times article released this morning. What do you guys think? Last week, the US pulled their 2018 bid "to focus more on 2022" in a deal that saw England pull their 2022 bid "to focus more on 2018." Does this bother you more or less that the blatant selling of votes?