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from Reuters Soccer Blog:
We'll be following all the presentations and the vote itself as FIFA's executive committee decides on the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Spain/Portugal, Russia, England and Netherlands/Belgium are the four rival bids for 2018, while Australia, South Korea, Qatar, United States and Japan battle it out for 2022, with the vote to come on Thursday.
Follow it all here live...
– John Bowker is UK Transport and Utilities Correspondent–
It feels like a typical day at the Paris Air Show — terrible transport links, a vast complex of exhibition tents, planes of all sizes and noise so dreadful it’s impossible to talk, let alone use a mobile phone.
One difference is the weather. It’s more like Manchester in February than Paris in June, chucking it down.