Although there are still eight years to go until the 2018 World Cup, and some of our star team players for our 2018 squad may not even have been born yet, plans are afoot within the England camp for a silent protest during the 2018 games at the blatant corruption that landed the prize for Russia.
David Beckham, who used to be a footballer and now spends as much of his time away from his wife in Los Angeles as he can, was apparently the mastermind of the plan.
"We're going to turn up, kick the ball around a bit, but no really serious attempts to try to win. Maybe we'll get a goal or two, but not enough to give us any serious prospects of winning the championships."
Rio Ferdinand echoed calls for the deliberate go-slow during the 2018 World Cup "The boys are angry and frustrated, and this seems to me to be the ideal protest, something that's perfect for the team. We'll show those Russians that it doesn't pay to cheat. Mind you, the boys are really angry about this, and some of them are even suggesting we deliberately play poorly to prevent us from even qualifying."