3 Dec 2010

Russia and Qatar win rights to host next soccer World Cups

From Nine To Noon, 9:28 am on 3 December 2010

Barry Glendenning is the star writer of"The Fiver"- the Guardian's online satirical newsletter which is required reading for all things soccer - particularly for those who enjoy a healthy dose of scepticism as well. Russia has won the right to put on the 2018 World Cup, and Qatar, which has never qualified for the World Cup finals, will stage the 2022 tournament - a first both for the Middle East and for an Arab country.