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FIFA Announces Qatar Will Host 2022 World Cup

Minutes after announcing Russia would host the 2018 World Cup, FIFA followed with the decision on the 2022 World Cup.  The United States early on had decided to focus on 2022 instead of trying for both.  


Going up against the United States were contingents from Australia, Qatar, Japan and the Korea Republic.  


The U.S. had hoped a promise of no needed infrastructure would be enough to persuade the governing body, but in the end, Qatar's creative bid, one that promises that hot weather conditions will be minimized, was enough to get them the World's biggest sporting event in 2022.


Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.