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2022 World Cup Bid: Will USA Host?

The World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022 and ready to be announced in less than 30 minutes, but it's the 2022 host decision that will affect the USA. That's the bid the USA put in for. While many would believe the United States is the favorite to host the 2022 World Cup, it appears that Qatar now has the better odds to win the bid. Qatar, if selected, would be the first team in the Arab world to host the World Cup.

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The other three nations involved are Australia, Japan and Korea. Japan and South Korea jointly hosted the 2002 World Cup, while the United States last hosted in 1994. Australia has not hosted a World Cup before.

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If the United States is selected for the 2022 World Cup, Denver would likely be one of the cities to host games. Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High was already included on the list of host sites in the bidding process.

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The Unites States had previously placed a bid to host the 2018 World Cup, but withdrew it concentrate on the 2022 bid. England now appears to be the favorite to host the 2018 World Cup. Russia, Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium are the other countries for the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

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Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup.