FIFA Announces Russia and Qatar As 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Hosts

Pablo ImazContributor IDecember 2, 2010

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 02:  Members of the FIFA Executive Commitee look on during the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 Host Announcement on December 2, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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United States falls short in bid to bring FIFA World Cup™ back to U.S.

(December 2, 2010) – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced Thursday that Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in a decision that ends the United States' bid to bring the World Cup back to the U.S. and Kansas City’s chances of hosting the world’s most widely viewed international sporting event.

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