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Football: Qatar to Host FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar will host FIFA World Cup 2022 after it was voted the best bid of those countries who put forward a presentation before a FIFA Executive Committee in Zurich today.

Qatar’s bid beat off competition from the USA, Australia and 2004 hosts Japan and South Korea.

The result means that the World Cup will head to the Middle East for the first time, in 2022, which perhaps is what swayed the panel towards this bid, despite strong bids from the US and Australia in particular.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia, after the Russian bid defeated those of Spain/Portugal, Netherlands/Belgium and England.

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