Thursday, December 2, 2010
Qatar beats out US for 2022 World Cup
Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup. No big surprise there. The big surprise came when FIFA, world soccer's governing body announced Qatar would host the tournament in 2022.
The US had hoped to host it again.(We hosted it in 1994.) FIFA likes to spread it around, which I like. Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern Country to host the event, which began in 1930. Early speculation for 2026 has FIFA leaning towards Trinidad & Tobago, Afghanistan, or somewhere near the Arctic Circle.