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Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 17:30 GMT 18:30 UK
LATEST NEWS


Tony Banks Banks wanted to scrap 2006 bid
Tony Banks tells BBC Radio 5 Live he wanted England to pull out of the race to host the 2006 World Cup after the violence at Euro 2000.
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Dempsey quits Fifa

Time for Blatter to act
England bid a non-starter - Hoey
Under-fire Fifa rep resigns
Legal threat over World Cup prank
Fifa denies 'death threat' claim
Johansson calls for World Cup rotation
World Cup: SA ponders legal action
Germany win World Cup vote
Shock and delight as Germany celebrates
Sir Bobby: We should be proud


ANALYSIS

Charlie Dempsey Charlie Dempsey: A profile
Background of the man who ignored the wishes of his confederation and handed the hosting of 2006 World Cup to Germany.
Fiasco of Fifa World Cup vote
FA left to pick up pieces
Moorcroft on missing big games
Analysis: Cash penalties for the losers
Blair blames hooligans for defeat
How England's bid failed
Why South Africa's Cup bid failed
Zico Zico leads Brazil on road to nowhere
A World Cup in Brazil is a football romantic's dream - but it was never likely to become reality.

Stadium guide: Crumbling grounds, crumbling bid
Bobby Charlton England's chances faded fast
Despite investing a huge amount of time and money, England's bid seemed to be on the rocks after an outbreak of hooliganism at Euro 2000.

Stadium guide: Wembley revamped
England's campaign team
Franz Beckenbauer Germans led Euro challenge
With England's bid seemingly falling by the wayside, Germany soon emerged as the leading rivals to South Africa.

Stadium guide: Olympic heights
Germany's campaign team
Moroccan fans Making up the numbers
Morocco paid for their lack of glamour against the footballing traditions of England, Germany and Brazil.

Stadium guide: Morocco on track
Morocco's campaign team
Nelson Mandela Favourites believed it was Africa's turn
South Africa were the overwhelming favourite to win the nomination for 2006 - largely because the World Cup has never been held in Africa.

Stadium guide: Rugby pitches in
South Africa's campaign team

2006 World Cup Vote
Watch the bids from each of the countries

English Presentation

South African Presentation

Morrocan Presentation
(In French)

German Presentation
(In German)

Fifa Announcement


Sports Talk SPORTS TALK
Who should host the 2006 World Cup? Extra time
Should there be a new vote for the 2006 World Cup?

Why does the UK miss out on hosting the big events?
Hunting big games


Rob Bonnet
Arrogant English

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