England World Cup 2018 odds drift
Following Monday night's Panorama programme, William Hill have lengthened their odds for England to win the 2018 World Cup bid from 9/4 second favourites to 3/1 third favourites.
'While the programme did not seem to suggest anything which would have a direct impact on England's bid there may be a public backlash against the conditions imposed by FIFA which, it was suggested, the Bid Team is prepared to go along with.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'FIFA representatives may also not be that impressed by some of the allegations levelled against them.'
William Hill now make Russia 4/6 favourites to host the 2018 World Cup, with Spain/Portugal 11/4 second favourite, England 3/1 third favourite and Belgium/Holland 16/1 outsiders.