Fifa set to name World Cup hosts

Decision on countries to host 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments expected in hours.

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    Football's governing body Fifa is set to name winners of the bid to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in a few hours.

    Six European countries are competing to host the 2018 tournament. Besides England and Russia, there are joint bids from Belgium-Netherlands and Spain-Portugal.

    The hopefuls for 2022 include Japan, Qatar, South Korea, the United States and Australia. All bidders have made their final presentations.

    But the lead-up has been overshadowed by claims of corruption, though Fifa boss Sepp Blatter says Thursday's voting will be fair.

    Andy Richardson reports from Zurich.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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