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PM Slams BBC Panorama Documentary ahead of World Cup Vote

By Paul Reece On November - 26 - 2010

British PM David Cameron has admitted his frustration at the BBC's (British Broadcasting Corporation) decision to broadcast a controversial Panorama episode before the World Cup vote.

England's hope of hosting the 2018 World Cup is disappearing fast following a number of press stories surrounding the vote.

And with major nations in South America and Asia now voicing support for the Spain/Portugal joint bid, England have dropped from favorites to outsiders.

And the PM has now criticised the decision to broadcast the episode, which investigates FIFA, so close to the crucial vote.

Cameron told BBC's Football Focus, which will air tomorrow: "Is it frustrating that Panorama's doing this programme a few days before? Of course it is.

"But it's a free country and you have to roll with that. I think FIFA will understand that and I think we also have to try and convince them that, yes we've got a robust and independent media, but our media love football and when it comes to the World Cup in terms of audience, in terms of the press coverage around the world...

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