Thursday, December 2, 2010

DEVELOPING: US Stoned Twice In World Cup Bidding

Qatar was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup, beating out a bid by the United States to bring the competition back to America for the first time since 1994.

FIFA's executive committee choose Qatar over the U.S., Australia, Japan and South Korea in a secret vote Thursday.

Russia was announced as host of the 2018 tournament. It was chosen over England and joint bids by Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium.

Here's the presentation that put one of the world's hottest nations over the top...
HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser is at the podium..
((HT: MalaysiaQatar))

All the HQ can say is: There better be AC in the building...

And, more importantly, what does this say about the stroke the US has in the world sports theatre...???

Jus' axin'...

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