FIFA President Sepp Blatter (right), with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, presents Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup during the FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 host countries announcement at the Messe Conference Centre last Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland. Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 event.
Chuck Blazer of the FIFA Executive Committee (center) awaits the announcements.
Former President Bill Clinton and Sunil Gulati of the U.S. Bid Delegation look on. The U.S. bid on the 2022 event, which was awarded to Qatar.