The decision on the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ tournaments will be revealed in Zurich on Thursday 2 December. You can watch all the candidates’ presentations and the announcement of the winners, LIVE here on FIFA.com. The Bidders for 2022 presented their bids on Wednesday, while the candidates for 2018 presented their bids on Thursday. You can relive the presentations here on FIFA.com.
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A host of VIPs and renowned personalities from the worlds of sport and politics will be present in Zurich, supporting their home nations’ bids. The world’s media will also turn out in force, with some 1,000 journalists accredited to cover the event, and nearly 70 TV stations broadcasting live from Zurich.
The final presentations by the nine candidates began on Wednesday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Proceedings opened with the contenders to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The running order started with Australia at 14.00 CET, followed on the hour, every hour by Korea Republic, Qatar, USA and Japan, who have the final starting slot at 18:00.
The candidates for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took to the stage on Thursday morning. Belgium and the Netherlands started the ball rolling at 9.00, followed by Spain and Portugal, England, and finally Russia at 12 noon. The running order was previously determined by the drawing of lots.
Now that the Bidders' presentations are over, the FIFA Executive Committee will gather to consider its verdict and vote for who has the right to be hosts of the FIFA World Cup for 2018 and 2022 respectively. The announcement is expected at approximately 16.00 CET, when FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will open the envelopes to reveal the names of the winners before a live audience and the global media representatives at the Zurich Exhibition Centre.
England 8/13 Russia 2/1 Portugal & Spain 5/1 Belgium & Holland 50/1(William Hill)
Qatar 4/6 Australia 5/2 USA 11/4 Japan 33/1 South Korea 40/1(William Hill)