World Cup decisions defy logic

Updated: December 2, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

ZURICH -- In the most bizarre World Cup bidding process ever, it was only fitting that Russia and Qatar landed the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively. Indeed, many suggest that FIFA's decisions lack much logic.

While Qatar and Russia, which have never hosted the showpiece before, celebrated wildly Thursday at this gargantuan convention center in north Zurich, the U.S. and England were forced to lick their wounds. Their bids were the most solid, reliable and ...

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