Which countries would you pick to host a World Cup? If you’re FIFA then Russia and Qatar are the best options for 2018 and 2022. Naturally.
In the same way it’s seen as a badge of honor hosting the Olympic Games, it’s also seen as a huge honor hosting the World Cup. Which is why several countries make bids every time one comes up for grabs.
Yesterday saw FIFA announce who’ll be hosting both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and the winners turned out to be Russia and Qatar respectively. Both were total outsiders and total surprises.
Russia has no infrastructure in place, and Qatar is a country with strict Islamic laws that is not known for its tolerance of outsiders. Perfect choices, I’m sure you’ll agree. Especially when England, Spain/Portugal, the U.S.A., and Japan were all in contention.
Sepp Blatter, you’re an idiot.