Population: 51 million
Previous hosting: 1966
World Cup best: Winners, 1966
Number of proposed stadia/Biggest stadium: 14/Wembley (90,000 capacity)
Celeb figureheads: David Beckham and Prince William

Complex says: England’s bid scored very highly in FIFA’s technical evaluation—stadia, transport infrastructure, and so on—and received a 100% rating in an assessment of the bidding nation’s ability to meet FIFA’s revenue targets. It’s the safe choice. On the downside, allegations made in The Sunday Times and in a BBC program, screened on Monday, about FIFA committee members have damaged support amongst voters. Additionally, it doesn’t tick any boxes for expanding soccer’s legacy.
Odds: 13/8