Despite the best efforts of its 'Three Lions' – David Beckham, Prince William and David Cameron – England will not be hosting the 2018 World Cup.
Football's governing body FIFA has picked Russia to stage the event for the very first time.
Alongside England, Spain-Portugal and the Netherlands also put in rival bids for the football competition.
But it was Russia that won the secret 22-person ballot in Zurich on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Qatar has be chosen to host the 2022 World cup
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