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December 07, 2010 05:19 ET

Per DM Representatives are Stunned and Disappointed by England's FIFA Hosting Loss This Week

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - Per DM representatives, like many have been conveying complete incredulity as the FIFA executive committee announces Russia as the next host for World Cup 2018. Many Per DM representatives have been bracing themselves for the announcement made by the FIFA committee on the 2nd December. For many years, Per DM representatives have looked forward to attending as many sporting events throughout the year as humanly possible. Alas the FIFA UK hosting dream was not meant to be…

Despite the United Kingdom putting together a strong assembly in the form of Prince William, David Cameron and David Beckham, our sporting fate resides disappointing once again. More shockingly however, was the flurry of global media attention that soon followed. This shock outcome resulted in the British media accusing highly respected FIFA members of corruption. The uproar was not isolated to the UK media however; we have in fact seen a huge global wave accusing five powerful figures in the FIFA, of corruption. Accordingly these five figures were allegedly accepting bribes and attempting to make a profit from selling soccer tickets on the "black market".

According to numerous media channels and outlets, the body's independent ethics panel following the exposure has in fact suspended two members of FIFA's executive committee. Nothing however has been said for the remaining three members involved in this debacle. Nevertheless, an in-depth investigation has been assured.

FIFA has promised its own "in-depth investigation" of the vote-selling allegations, but avid football supporters at Per DM, do not think it will ever be as apparent as it needs to be, simply because it's too demanding. A Per DM spokesperson said, "There will always be suspicions about how sporting decisions like these are made, many believe FIFA will make a fuss on how it will improve things, but whether anything will come to fruition is another story!"

Meanwhile back in Russia, citizens and football fans alike celebrate waving their flags shouting, "Russia! Russia!" Celebrations will no doubt continue throughout Eastern Europe as they, for the first time will host this prestigious event. Russia will need to begin constructing their infrastructure immediately since the vote was based on computer graphics and blueprints that were given to FIFA executives. Right now, only one of the country's stadiums meets the organisation's requirements. Russia's finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, vowed World Cup spending would be lower than that of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which is expected to cost $12 billion. The country is currently halfway through building all the facilities for the Olympics from scratch.

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The company was formed by a group of former UK financial services executives and senior executives from the leading North American field sales agency and since 2005 we have continually recruited leading figures from the B2C and B2B business arena.

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