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FIFA World Cup 2018

DCMS response to public enquiries.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Government, like the whole country, is obviously very disappointed. The bid team put together a strong bid and we can be proud of that but the competition was always going to be tough. We congratulate Russia on being selected for 2018 and wish them luck for hosting the tournament. 

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Published 2 December 2010