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Fifa set to name World Cup hosts

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



    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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