FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 hosting rights go to Russia & Qatar! (plus videos)

So the votes are in. Russia to host the World Cup in 2018, and Qatar in 2022. How does everyone feel about the decision?

Personally, I’m happy that two nations who havenever hosted a World Cup won the honours. it’s going to do a world of good for both these countries. All the best to them in the preparations for it.

Here are the bid promo vids:

Russia (won the 2018 bid):

Qatar (won the 2022 bid):

Something interesting that the presenter said was that once the World Cup is over, the 22 stadiums built for it will be dismantled and redistrubuted across the globe to developing countries as resources for stadiums etc. Thats pretty awesome…Check out the vid:

England:

Apparently England only managed 2 votes and were out in the first round of voting. Their party included the likes of David Beckham and Prince William. But alas, it was not meant to be.

Football United:

Managers United:

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  1. I can understand why Russia got the World Cup, the infrastructure that will be built will help improve football, transport and much more in Russia whereas giving the World Cup to Qatar is just a sign of how corrupt FIFA is, England should lead the way and pull out of Fifa and form our own Football federation, if England were to lead the way than I’m sure a lot of other major countries would follow.
    Fifa wouldn’t know what to do if this happened and would be forced to clean up it’s act.

    1. You may have been onto something: https://afootballblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/fifa-the-qatar-2022-saga/

  2. You should have a post about the Arsenal Barca match last night! What a game, 2-1 going into the Nou camp…no worries!

  3. russia have putin, putin rule world, russia world cup is political mistake

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