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Russia to host 2018 World Cup and Qatar 2022

After one of the toughest bidding competitions in World Cup history, Russia has fended off rival bids from England and joint bids from Belgium/Netherlands and Spain/Portugal to win rights to has Fifa World Cup. Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup - the first ever Middle East nation to host a World Cup.

BBC suffers World Cup bid backlash after “breathless” probe

BBC suffers World Cup bid backlash after “breathless” probe

The BBC is suffering a backlash after its decision to broadcast a controversial Panorama programme about alleged Fifa corruption, just three days ahead of the crucial vote to decide if England will host the 2018 World Cup. The documentary has been widely criticised as “a breathless publicity stunt” and containing nothing but allegations dating back 20 years.