By Folake Alu/gistmaster.com
Russia and Qatar have won the bid to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournament respectively. The Russia trashed the bid of Portugal- Spain, Holland-Belgium and England to host the 2018 world cup . Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World cup ahead of United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia.
The announcement was made today after the result of a secret ballot by world soccer governing body, FIFA was declared in Zurich, Switzerland. Gistmaster.com gathered that 22 executive members of FIFA voted.
Gistmaster.com gathered that the Emir of oil rich Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani was in Zurich to witness the voting. He was very happy because it would be the first time his country would be hosting a world sporting event of such magnitude.
Valdimir Putin, the Russian leader has expressed delight at the new arrangement. He is expected to visit Switzerland soon to thank the FIFA for the honour.