I think we are in danger of putting ourselves on a pedastel here,and being a bit "Holier than though".
Please remember where Abramovic plies his trade on a weekly basis.
Don't think that we Brits don't duck,dive and tell a few porkies.We just didn't do it well enough this time.We serenaded Warner and he spurned our advances.We pulled out all the stops,but Wills,Becks and Dave didn't have the clout.
I have seen wannabee Blatters and Warners throughout my years in the game.They filter their way right down to the County League.They love the power.
We Brits should do what we do best.Lick our wounds,keep a stiff upper lip and be good losers.
If there was any doubt that the whole thing was rigged,England should have pulled out immediately.They still thought they were in with a shout and wouldn't have said a word if they had won the bid.
Football gets more like wrestling year by year.