Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 – Next two FIFA World Cups

Russia has won the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup defeating England, Spain & Portugal, Netherlands & Belgium, Qatar will host the 2022 event defeated the United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

Twenty-two strong FIFA executive committee members cast their votes by secret ballot in Zurich on Thursday, the first award at the event went to Russia for the 2018 event making it the country’s first ever.

Qatar will also make history by becoming the first Middle Eastern / Arab country to host the world’s biggest sporting event.

In his speech after the announcements were made, FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised the committee’s choice of Russia and Qatar , Blatter  said he is especially happy that the event is moving to different geographies.

Source: VibeGhana

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