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FIFA's new frontiers

Updated: December 2, 2010, 4:12 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

ZURICH -- FIFA made it as clear as the glass walls that comprise its headquarters. It's out with established soccer nations and bidders that can make the most money and in with developing nations in far corners of the globe.

How else to explain future debutants Russia and Qatar being picked as respective World Cup hosts in 2018 and 2022, upsetting the likes of England, the U.S. and a joint bid from Spain and Portugal? When Qatar's bid team said on the eve of the vote that FIFA had ...

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