London, June 30 : FIFA president Sepp Blatter has dropped a hint that England might host the next World Cup as part of a contingency plan to move the 2010 World Cup from South Africa in the event of a natural catastrophe.
South Africa are due to stage the tournament in two years, but security fears have forced FIFA to look for possible alternatives.
And that could open the door for Egland, which preparing to bid for the 2018 finals, The Sun reported.
FIFA chief Blatter said: "I'd be a very negligent president if I hadn't put away in a drawer somewhere a Plan B. If we had to activate the plan, we'd take our decision after the Confederations Cup in South Africa next year."
Story first published: Monday, June 30, 2008, 11:30 [IST]