They had the announcements today on who was hosting the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. 2018 goes to Russia. 2022 to Qatar. What the heck?! Interesting, I thouhgt England had a better chance than USA in their bids (England=2018, USA=2022) but Englad was eliminated in first round of voting with only 2 votes and USA came in 2nd in the final round of voting with 8 votes to Qatar's 13 or 14 votes. USA came close to hosting their 2nd WC! Definitely strange choices IMO. Should be interesting, Provided we all survive 2012. (joking)
I can't wait to see Qatar's reactions to burqa-less sluttified soccer fans running around all over the place.