World Cup - Paper Round: Papers fume at decision
It's strong stuff, with many of the papers crying foul play in the bidding process. Here is what they have been saying.
Front page: Sold
Back page: Our only friend in the world (with a picture of Cameroon's Issa Hayatou)
Summary: The Mirror rhetorically asks on its front page: "Russia, a Mafia state rotten to core with corruptions. Qatar, a medieval kingdom with no freedom of speech. Both are swimming in oil money. How on earth did they persuade the dodgy fat cats of FIFA to give them the World Cup?" The back page has a picture of Hayatou who is said to be the only man (other than the FA's Geoff Thompson) who voted for England despite being one of the men named in Panorama's probe.
Front page: FIFA bungs Russia the World Cup
Back page: Fixed
Summary: The Sun claims that Russia knew they had the World Cup 24 hours before the decision was made and were bragging to England that it was all sorted.
Front page: Cheer up Becks, at least England didn't go out on penalties
Sports page: The man who got what he wanted
Summary: The front page of The Guardian's sport section is just a picture of Sepp Blatter holding the World Cup and the heading "The man who got what he wanted" with no further text. Blatter was believed to favour both the Russia and Qatar bids.
Front page: Frozen out – Britain under the weather as England's World Cup bid gets just two votes
Back page: End of the world for England
Summary: No blame game from The Times, who say that the bad weather in Britain summed up the nation's mood.
The Daily Telegraph
Front page: England humiliated as World Cup goes to Russia
Back Page: Disaster – England crash out with just two votes; Disgrace - Desert State smaller than Manchester triumphs
Summary: The Telegraph calls England's performance a disaster but argues that Qatar getting the 2022 event is the real "disgrace".
Front page: World Cup: Was it a stitch-up?
Back page: They smiled, shook hands and promised to vote for England…they lied
Summary: The Daily Mail says that the World Cup decision has "sparked a bitter new 'Cold War' with Russia".
Front page: A day of two halves
Back page: England fear foul play after World Cup humiliation
Summary: The Independent reminds everyone it was a mixed day for Vladimir Putin who has once again been the subject of leaked cables from US diplomats.
Front page: World Cup? England never had a chance. It was a stitch-up
Back page: Humiliated
Summary: The phrase "stitch-up" is used on both the front and back page as the Express make their feelings known.
Front page: Cup bid is Vladi stitch-up
Back page: What a fix
Summary: The Star are also claiming that Russia knew they had the World Cup 24 hours before the decision was announced.