Summary: House of Commons World Cup 2018 ReportBy Kevin Carpenter
In December 2010 FIFA (football’s world governing body) announced the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. England's bid to host the 2018 tournament followed a failed bid to host the tournament in 2006. This previous failure had been scrutinised by Westminster and a number of recommendations were made to ensure there was no repeat in the future. However all did not go to plan, England were eliminated from the process at the first round of voting, having canvassed only one vote (in addition to their own).
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Kevin is a advisor and member of the editorial board for LawInSport, having previously acted as editor. In his day-to-day work he has two roles: as the Principal for his own consultancy business Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions, and Special Counsel for Sports Integrity at leading global sports technology and data company Genius Sports.