Russia has been chosen to host the 2018 World Cup, via a secret ballot vote by Fifa’s executive committee today. Condolences to England, Spain and Portugal, and Belgium and the Netherlands, (the latter two in joint bids), who were all finalists.
Via the Sofia Echo,
Russia’s bid presentation also promised to deliver new top-notch facilities and infrastructure in time for 2018 and was the only bidding country to feature a woman as part of its presentation, Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva.
More importantly, who’s got the psychic octopus this time around? Make your pitches.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 2, 2010