Everyone involved with Russia’s World Cup bid was in raptures today as the 22-man FIFA panel confirmed that they would be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The news came after an intense afternoon’s voting in Zurich, with FIFA President Sepp Blatter having the casting vote.
Fifa’s 22 executive committee members decided that Russia deserved the honour, leaving the rival bids of England, Spain/Portugal and Holland/Belgium in tatters and Russia set to host their first ever FIFA World Cup.
In the same announcement FIFA also confirmed that Qatar would host the 2022 tournament, with Australia and the US being the two favourites who were disposed by the Middle-eastern country.
So, the next 12 years of World Cups are set in stone, with Brazil, Russia and Qatar the next three host nations – which of these tournaments are you most looking foward to?
Let us know in the comments!