Zurich, SWITZERLAND: England's World's Cup bid was humiliatingly destroyed as FIFA revealed that the England bid won just two votes.
2018 World Cup bid voting.
First round: England 2 votes. Belgium-Netherlands 4. Spain-Portugal 7. Russia 9. (England eliminated)
Second Round: Belgium-Netherlands, 2. Spain-Portugal, 7. Russia, 13. (Russia wins with an absolute majority)
England looked to have suffered from a backlash against corruption investigations into FIFA members by BBC Panorama and the Sunday Times over the last two months and previous allegations made by Lord Triesman
The evening before the FIFA bid, Birmingham City's Carling Cup quarter-final victory over Aston Villa was overshadowed by violent scenes as supporters invaded the pitch and flares were thrown from the stands, requiring Police riot squads on the pitch.
With only £460 Million spent for TWO votes at the FIFA World Cup bid, what did Russia pay?