Friday, March 13, 2009

Russia to Host 2018 or 2022 World Cup?

So who is it going to be?

England? The United States? Spain?

How about Russia?

According to the Russian FA, they've has submitted a bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022.

Russian Football Union spokesman Andrei Malasolov said Russia's application to FIFA was made on Friday.

Malasolov told the Associated Press both dates were distant enough "to allow a complete and thorough preparation."

In February, FIFA received 11 preliminary bids to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, including from the United States and England.

The deadline for bids is March 16.

FIFA is set to announce the host nations for both 2018 and 2022 in December 2010.

MY POV: Selfishly, I want the Cup here in the States. But my head tells me England, the birthplace of football, will be hosting in 2018.

Your thoughts?

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