Previous | Main Why it's advance Australia fair for 2022 Post categories: Football Matt Slater | 17:04 UK time, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 White smoke was spotted over Wembley on Tuesday as David Dein, the international president of England's World Cup bid, confirmed the nation was about to pull out of the race to stage the competition in 2022 and focus its efforts on winning the vote to host the 2018 edition. In related news, the BBC understands the Vatican City is set to make a statement about the Pope's religious leanings and the International Association for Bear Research and Management is on the verge of discovering what bears do in the woods. Please do not think I am ungrateful to Dein for clearing up this matter of almost no debate, on the contrary. With England out of the picture for 2022, we can now look dispassionately at what I think is the more interesting of Fifa's two World Cup choices. On a personal level, I care more about the result of the likely England v Russia v Spain/Portugal tussle for Europe's turn in 2018. But on a professional level, I am intrigued about the challenge world football's governing body has set itself when it makes its 2022 decision in Zurich on 2 December. By deciding to choose two World Cups in one.