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Home >Special Edition > Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
[WORLD CUP 2018/22 BIDS] With Zurich's Bauer Au Lac hotel on lockdown and crawling with Secret Service and other security officials, FIFA executive committee members bunkered down for the night before they hear presentations on the 2018 World Cup and select the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2018/22 BIDS] It's down to the home stretch in the race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The 2018 race took a shocking turn Wednesday as Russia seemed to be fading following Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's statement that he wouldn't headed to Zurich because of "unscrupulous competition." ... Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] American soccer as we know it would not exist if FIFA had not awarded it the 1994 World Cup. No doubt. But it has perhaps done too well for its own good. What will the legacy be of a second World Cup in the United States? The legacy ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2018/22 BIDS] The United States was only contender for the 2022 World Cup to get a 100 percent rating in the "World Cup Host Candidate Report," commissioned by FIFA and prepared by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to evaluate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids for five ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION GUIDE] The World Cup 2018 and 2022 host announcement will be made on Thursday at around 10 a.m. ET from Zurich, where the FIFA executive committee will vote. Here's viewing information on how to watch the announcement ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"It's important that all the teams who come to any World Cup venue feel that they, too, are playing at home, not just for people watching on television. Maybe America's best claim to this World Cup is that we have the only nation you can put the World Cup that can guarantee no matter who makes the final, we can fill a stadium with home-nation rooters." -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton in his presentation to the FIFA executive committee in support of the USA 2022 bid. ...More


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