Qatar beats bid by U.S. to host World Cup

December 2, 2010, 10:47 am
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ZURICH (AP) - Qatar was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup,
beating out a bid by the United States to bring soccer's showcase
back to America for the first time since 1994.
FIFA's executive committee choose Qatar over the U.S.,
Australia, Japan and South Korea in a secret vote Thursday.
Minutes earlier, Russia was announced as host of the 2018
tournament. It was chosen over England and joint bids by
Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium.
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