Bollocks to Blatter’s world cup

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Llandudno Jet Set

Now that there’s less than a week to go before the world cup let’s take a walk down world cup memory lane. Here’s an article from just before the last world cup in South Africa;

World Cup: To tax or not to tax?

The Italian players celebrate as Fabio Cannavaro of Italy lifts the World Cup trophy aloft following victory in a penalty shootout at the end of the Fifa World Cup Germany 2006 Final
The moment every bidding nation wants to see in its soil

The BBC can reveal, for the first time, the full scale of the remarkable tax concessions that the world football authority Fifa demands of countries that wish to host a World Cup competition.

This Friday, 14 May, in Zurich in Switzerland, representatives of footballing countries around the world will submit their bids to host either the 2018 or 2022 tournaments.

The bidding nations have been asked to comply with a wide variety of conditions that Fifa has laid down – and which it would like to keep confidential.

Among…

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