U.S. Denied 2022 World Cup
The official announcement was made this morning. And despite a campaign including U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan, President Bill Clinton and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the United States will not be hosting the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup, beating out bids by the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Russia will be hosting the 2018 World Cup, despite President Vladimir Putin’s last-minute decision not to travel to Zurich to make a final push for his country. England was among the countries hoping to host the Cup in eight years.
Americans are not happy with the slight -- and where else would they let their feeling be heard than Twitter.
Here are some of the early Tweets:
@kbnerison: I know #Qatar from playing against them on #FIFA #WorldCup for Sega Genesis. They were the worst team.
@nickjeffress: I'm in no way a soccer enthusiast, but the #worldcup should be places where game is good, tourism is developed. these two carry NEITHER.
@dicconb: How can Qatar building 12 stadiums with aircon be seen as 'sustainable'? What a waste of money & energy. Madness. #worldcup
@the_bluesdriver: Russian organised crime gangs are now quite literally laughing into their vodkas. #worldcup
@clintonyates: Qatar national team world ranking? 113. Just saying.
@CrawfordIsland: Qatar wins the 2022 world cup whatttttt haha
@the_real_nash: No beer in Qatar? No Canadians going! The bribe must have been large to outbid Budweiser's sponsorship.
@sportsguy33: Qatar needs to thank its special consultant for the 2022 WC bid: Cam Newton's father.
@alottawa: These announcements are pointless anyway since the world is ending in 2012. #WorldCup
Added 1:37 p.m.
@wskbrown: yo quatar, i'm really happy for you, and imma let you host world cup '22... but USA had one of the best WC bids of all time! OF ALL TIME!
@Suraj182: Quatar and Katar are trending. The world cup is being held in a country where half the world can't spell its name.
@AdamShearIUSC: Which is bigger: #Qatar geographical size or @kanyewest's ego? #ineedaruler #fail-fa
@dave11430: My late thirties are already filled with disappointment. #2022 #Qatar
@Jamie_Marriott: first suggestion on google when entering, 'where is q' you got it... where is Qatar? #worldcup2022
@ANN_Bamboo: Someone start making Dust Bowl 2022 posters. #worldcup2022
@James52780: Qatar???? Carmen Sandiego doesnt even know where that is!!!!!! #Worldcup2022 #gousabid
-- PressBox staff
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Posted Dec. 2, 2010