U.S. withdraws bid, making Europe host for 2018 World Cup
United States – October 15, 2010
The United States has officially withdrawn their bid to host the 2018 World Cup, making Europe the location for the international soccer tournament.
The U.S. announced it would pull out of the running to host the 2018 World Cup in order to focus on its bid for the 2022 campaign.
This decision was made after England recently announced that it would withdrawal from the 2022 race only if the U.S would ends its 2018 bid.
As a result, the 2018 World Cup will be held in Europe. The countries that remain in the running to host the games include England and Russia as well as combined bids from Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Holland.
Since its commencement in 1930, the World Cup has been held 18 times. Ten of those tournaments have been hosted in Europe, six in Latin America, one in the United States and one in Asia.
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