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Obama Says Soccer’s Governing Body Made ‘Wrong Decision’ on Cup

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Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said soccer’s governing body made the “wrong decision” in not awarding the World Cup in 2022 to the U.S.

Obama made the comment to reporters at the White House. FIFA selected Qatar over bids from the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Australia to play host for the games in 2022. Russia won the rights for the 2018 World Cup.

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