2014, 2018, 2022 FIFA (Football) World Cups Venue
- FIFA World Cup 2014 – Brazil
- FIFA World Cup 2018 – Russia
- FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar (Gulf state)
FIFA president – Sepp Blatter
ZURICH: Russia and the tiny Gulf state of Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (both first-time hosts) on Thursday (02-12-2010).
Russia was granted the 2018 finals, beating the challenge of three other European bidders, England and the joint bids of Netherlands/Belgium and Spain/Portugal.
It was the first time FIFA had carried out a vote for two World Cup finals at the same time.