FIFA gave its ultimate credit to up-and-coming markets on Thursday when they awarded the 2018 and 2022 editions of the prestigious and profitable World Cup soccer finals to Russia and Qatar.
Russia won the accurate to put on the 2018 World Cup, the first time it will have been theatrical in Eastern Europe after 10 editions in the western half of the continent.
Qatar will stage the 2022 finals, a first equally for the Middle East and for an Arab country. It will also be the minimum nation ever to host the World Cup with a populace of less than a million.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who proclaims the winners after a vote of his administrative commission in the Swiss financial capital, said: "We go to new lands.