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Soccer fans in Qatar's capital city, Doha, were ecstatic after the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup, but there was great disappointment in the US, Australia, and England. Qatar will be the first Arab or Middle Eastern country to host the event. (AP Photo)
Soccer fans in Qatar's capital city, Doha, were ecstatic after the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup, but there was great disappointment in the US, Australia, and England. Qatar will be the first Arab or Middle Eastern country to host the event. (AP Photo)

FIFA’s inspectors called Qatar a high-risk candidate to host the World Cup. But the tiny country was nonetheless awarded the tournament for 2022. Russia will host in 2018, leaving favored nations like the USA, England and Australia empty-handed. Bill and Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl discuss whether FIFA’s selection process needs an overhaul.

This segment aired on December 4, 2010.

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