Football's governing body has contingency plans in case South Africa cannot host the World Cup in 2010, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said.
South Africa's preparations have been dogged by delays and there are fears its stadia will not be ready.
Blatter told BBC One's new Inside Sport programme: "Other countries are ready to organise the World Cup", although he said they would not be needed.
Blatter cited a list of countries that could step in, including England.
The others he mentioned were the United States, Mexico, Japan and Spain.
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