22nd FIFA World Cup Finals were awarded to Qatar on 2 December 2010.
In October 2007, FIFA ended its
continental rotation policy. The bidding farce to host the 2018 and 2022
World Cups began in January 2009, and national associations had until 2
February 2009 to register their interest. During the process, all
non-European nations gradually withdrew from the 2018 bid, thus making
UEFA nations ineligible for the 2022 bid.
In the end,
there were five bids for the 2022 World Cup: Australia, Japan, Qatar,
Korea Republic and United States.
Australia were eliminated in the first
round after receiving just one vote. Japan were then eliminated from the
next round after receiving two votes, one less than they received in the
first round. Korea Republic were then eliminated in Round Three, leaving the
United States and Qatar to battle it out in the final, after failing to
receive the majority twelve votes. Qatar then won by fourteen votes to
Due to Qatar's intense summer heat, this
tournament will be held from late-November to mid-December, making it the
first to not be held in the summer, in a reduced timeframe of 28