Panorama sees England drift for World Cup 2018 bid

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England are now the third favourites with Ladbrokes to host the 2018 World Cup.

On the back of damning panorama coverage they have drifted out to 3/1 with Spain & Portugal the new 5/2 second favourites.

Market leaders Russia have hardened to 8/11 which is the shortest price England touched as little as two weeks ago.

Only the Belgium & Holland bid at 40/1 is less fancied than England’s.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It’s doom and gloom for the English bid at the moment. The Panorama coverage opened a can of worms and punters believe it’s now Russia’s to lose.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

2018 World Cup host:
Russia – 8/11
Spain & Portugal – 5/2
England – 3/1
Belgium & Holland – 40/1

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.