Blatter has been hinting for many months that he is in favour of opening up bidding for the 2018 tournament - and the world governing body´s president has now confirmed it.
"I am advocating we open the market. We are not in a very comfortable situation in South America. We only have one bidder," Blatter told BBC´s Football Focus. "It is better to have three or four associations trying to get the number one competition of the world."
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