Qatar wins 2022 World Cup bid

The small Gulf Arab country's win is expected to boost the region's global profile.



    Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup after Fifa, the world football governing body, announced in Zurich on Thursday that they have beaten bid rivals Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

    Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, confirmed the small Gulf Arab country's successful bid following a vote by the governing body's 22-man executive committee today.

    Qatar beat bids from Australia, the United States and 2004 World Cup co-hosts Japan and South Korea.
    Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports on Qatar's plan to deliver a dream World Cup in 12 years time.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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