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15/05/2010

Japan submit Bid Book to FIFA

Japan submitted their Bid Book to FIFA President Joseph Blatter at the headquarters of the sport’s world governing body in Zurich on Friday in support of their bid for the 2022 World Cup.

The Bid Book, handed over by Japan Bid Committee chief and JFA President Motoaki Inukai, featured photos of smiling children in pop-up form to symbolize the bid concept of “208 smiles” for an enjoyable and inspiring tournament for the future of the 208 associations.
Their visual concept was also explained in a Sony Play Station Portable device attached to the 234-page Bid Book, which included their blueprint for the 2022 finals, covering areas such as venues, base camps, accommodation and transport.
The Japan Bid Committee will unveil their plans and ideas on Monday.
The hosts for the 2018 and 2022 finals will be named at a FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on December 2.
England, Russia, the United States and Australia and co-hosting bids from Spain/Portugal and the Netherlands/Belgium will be considered for both tournaments. Korea Republic, Qatar and Japan are bidding only for the 2022 event.