FIFA okays Russia for 2018 World Cup

•Qatar clinches 2022 hosting rights England’s bid to host the 2018 edition of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup turned out to be a mirage yesterday as the Executive Committee of the world soccer ruling body picked the Eastern Europe nation, Russia. At a colourful ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland, Russia saw off rival bids from England, Spain/Portugal and Netherlands/Belgium to win a secret ballot of FIFA’s 22 executive members, excluding the suspended duo ...
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Added December 02, 2010
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