BE, NL bid for 2018 World Cup

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22 October 2007, BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgian and Dutch football federation officials said on Friday they would be meeting FIFA president Sepp Blatter about a possible joint bid for the 2018 World Cup finals.

22 October 2007

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgian and Dutch football federation officials said on Friday they would be meeting FIFA president Sepp Blatter about a possible joint bid for the 2018 World Cup finals.

A delegation led by Belgian Alain Courtois will meet Sepp Blatter on November 14, probably at the headquarters of football's governing body in Zurich.

Courtois, who was director of the Euro 2000 finals hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands, was the initiator of this proposed, new bid.

The two countries will try to convince Blatter to accept a joint bid though the FIFA president has frequently said he has reservations about this since Japan's and South Korea's joint hosting in 2002.

[Copyright AFP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news, Belgian news

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