Thursday December 2 2010
FIFA name World Cup hosts

FIFA's executive committee has awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals to Russia and Qatar respectively.

The Russian delegation saw off rival bids from Portugal and Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium and England after a feverish couple of days in Zurich.

The success of Qatar's bid was treated as a real surprise amid competition from Australia, the United States, Japan and South Korea.