The United States of America will not host the 2022 F.I.F.A. World Cup.
While many expected the U.S. to win the bid, the money and state-of-the-art stadiums promised by the Qatari delegation won out in the end. The country is known for high temperatures and a lack of soccer culture–they’ve never qualified for a World Cup and are currently ranked 113th in the world. But a lot can change in 12 years, and the prospect of a World Cup in the Middle East is interesting, to say the least. As disappointed as I am, these proposed stadiums are pretty cool: