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The 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts are official. The governing body of soccer made the announcement this morning. The 2018 World Cup event can be hosted in Russia and Qatar, either “New Lands” for soccer, got the nod for the 2022 World Cup. Excessive calls for reform of the bidding procedure are getting even louder. Article resource - 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts announced by Money Blog Newz


World Cup for 2018 to be located in Russia

The 2018 World Cup can be hosted by Russia which beat three other bidders. Russian Prime Minister thinks the bid procedure is an “unscrupulous competition” though so he refuses to show up to the International Federation of Association Football bid process. Russia's World Cup bid was depending on the argument that Russia is a "growing market" for soccer.

World Cup located in Qatar in 2022

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, making it the first time the soccer event could be located in a Middle Eastern country. Qatar was considered a long-shot bid, and FIFA had expressed concern the heat in Qatar would make the 2022 World Cup "unhealthy" for some rivals. Qatar promised it would air-condition stadiums. Qatar is a small country in the Persian Gulf. It said that when it came to “trusting” the Middle East, it was a “strong” option.

Transforming a bit within the International Federation of Association Football World Cup procedure for selecting hosts

Though the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts have just been declared, some are calling for a change to the bidding procedure. Some reformers are asking the bid procedure for World Cup hosts be kept to one World Cup at a time. The bids being more politically neutral are another thing that is being suggested. The International Federation of Association Football World Cup is a huge political and economic event, and the bid procedure and awarding of hosts is sure to remain controversial.

2014 World Cup in Brazil

Before the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, however, Brazil will host the tournament in 2014. The country has been making large preparations for the event that is expected to bring in more than 170,000 jobs and 80,000 foreign tourists. Many say that the 2016 Olympics are being prepared for with the 2014 Brazil World Cup. The country is clearing out Favelas which used to be controlled by organized crime and drug lords. The cost is high, however residents hope these high-profile sports events prove being an economic boon.

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