Friday, December 3, 2010

Russia and Qatar Stun Football Giants

While the Britons were almost certain to host the 2018 World Cup Football, the Russians rose to clinch the opportunity and would be hosting the mega football event – their very first. Russians overpowered the other strong contenders like the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Portugal and Spain.

The nomination of Qatar to host the 2022 Cup also came as a big surprise as the contenders also included big giants and favorites like the US, South Korea besides Japan and Australia. Like Russia, it would also be Qatar’s first time to host the championship. The Qataris were jubilant and overjoyed and started blowing the noisy Vuvuzelas no sooner did they hear of their nomination, while waving the Qatari national flag. The people of Kansas City were really doomed and sad as their dream of holding the mega event could not become a reality.

It may be adde4d that although Qatris love to play football, like all other Arab countries of the region, the team is ranked 113th and has never played in the mega event. But as the FIFA president said that they are taking the game to the new lands, Qataris got lucky. They will have to accelerate the pace of work on building the city of Lusail, the venue of the 2022 World Cup, which is still incomplete and would lot of efforts to make it come to the expectations of the football lovers and players when they land here in 2022.

So it is best of luck to Russia and Qatar for 2018 and 2022.

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