Russia and Qatar Selected to Host World Cup

Congratulations to Russia and Qatar who have been selected to host the FIFA World Cup  in 2018 and 2022. This will be the first time hosting the event for each country.

From CNN:

Russia headed off 1966 host England and joint presentations from Spain-Portugal and Holland-Belgium in Thursday’s vote at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland.

Qatar won the right to host the 2022 tournament ahead of bids from the United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin decided against attending the ceremony in Zurich, but his deputy Igor Shuvalov was present to accept the first successful bid from Eastern Europe.

“You have entrusted us with the FIFA World Cup for 2018 and I can promise that you will never regret it. Let us make history together,” he told the assembled delegates.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani, the son of Qatar’s emir and head of the emirate’s bid team, said he was looking forward to the first time a Middle Eastern nation hosts the event.

“Thank you for believing in change, for expanding the game and for giving Qatar a chance. You will be proud of us – and you will be proud of the Middle East. I promise you this,” he said.

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One Comment on “Russia and Qatar Selected to Host World Cup”

  1. Name: Mark Says:

    FIFA has to be one of the most corrupt organizati­on in the world!

    Qatar really?! Ok have fun but don’t forget no drinking, no public shows of affection with your girlfriend and if you are gay you better skip this world cup!

    Not to mention the heat and possible security issues. But if get bored you can always go for a small ride to their friendly neighborin­g country…­.. Saudi Arabia


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