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Making political capital from sport comes naturally to boastful Boris Johnson | Richard Williams

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Pledge to bring football World Cup ‘home' in 2030 may be a bit more than wishful thinking this time - even if it lacks accuracy It's time, Boris Johnson assured us in the days leading up to the general election, for football to come home. The prime minister's pledge to put the government machine at the heart of a UK and Ireland bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup was further embellished by a promise to spend £550m on creating 2,000 new synthetic pitches and renovating 20,000 existing grass ones. The instinctive response was to file this along with all the other campaign promises - 50,000...
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