March 18, 2009

FIFA confirms World Cup bids

Nine countries have bid for both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments: U.S.A., England, Russia, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Indonesia and joint bids from Portugal-Spain and Netherlands-Belgium.

Qatar and South Korea have bid exclusively for 2022.

The countries have to confirm their bids in December, and the winners will be announced a year later. Sepp's happy.
"The diversity and quality of the contenders will make this a very interesting selection process."
England, Mexico and the U.S.A. have all hosted before, but you got to think the good guys are due for one of the tournaments, right...?

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