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2002 WORLD CUP BIDS ARE IN
Published January 4, 1995
Japan, South Korea and Mexico all submitted bids to stage the 2002 World Cup by the December 31 deadline, according to FIFA. The decision is not scheduled to be made until '96 and FIFA officials "long have suggested they would prefer Asia, which never has hosted." Mexico is a two-time host (Jerry Langdon, USA TODAY, 1/4).