Minister - Vladimir Putin has been invited at
the behest of Mr. Jack Warner, of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, for a Caribbean vacation in order to celebrate
Russia's recent win in gaining FIFA's confidence to host
the 2018, world Cup Football tournament.
Mr. Warner has said, "I am not too surprised about
Russia winning the (World Cup) bid. Russia for the World
Cup is virgin territory because the tournament has never
gone to Eastern Europe," (Newsday)
According to the Trinidad Newsday newspaper, Warner
felt that the English bid was hindered by their media,
and it was unfortunate that their efforts proved futile.
England would not be in contention for the 2026 World
Cup since there is an unwritten rule that eight years
must pass before the tournaments returns to the region
it was last held in.
FIFA's Vice President, Jack Warner, said that he had
said to Mr. Putin, that if his country had secured the
win to host the World Cup then he must visit Trinidad
and Tobago in celebration.
Mr. Jack Warner is a citizen of the republic, and a
Member of Parliament within that state's government.
Sister isle Tobago, is tourism oriented economy and
any positive press in terms of President Vladimir Putin
visiting on vacation would add positively to the tourism
English Media Accused for Loss of World Cup Bid
According to Warner, in the Newsday, the best
presentations made were by England and Qatar to FIFA.
Qatar was a winner because their presentation was second
to a super presentation made by England.
He also acknowledged the effort and hard work put in by
the England team, but stated that their media did not do
justice to that bid.
The Following excerpt from the Trinidadian Guardian:
Three days before the vote, BBC's Panorama programme
accused three Fifa members of bribery and also alleged
Fifa vice-president Warner tried to supply ticket touts.
The programme followed the Sunday Times investigation
which saw six Fifa senior officials banned for a number
of offences including corruption. Warner said: "Suffice
it to say that the Fifa ExCo as a body could not have
voted for England having been insulted by their media in
the worst possible way at the same time. To do so would
have been the ultimate insult [to Fifa]."
Jack Warner Might Have Voted For England
mirrorfootball, Mr. Jack Warner had divulge to a
close friend where he had placed his vote,
because he thought their presentation was a good one. He
also said he had honoured his promise.