Russia announced as 2018 World Cup host

Thursday December 2, 2010

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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