Football will not be coming home in eight years time, after it emerged England had crashed out in the first round of voting, securing just two votes, and the tournament was instead awarded to Russia.
History made as Qatar gets World Cup
Qatar will become the first Middle Eastern hosts of the World Cup after Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, announced the 22 executive committee members had voted to award the 2022 tournament to a country of only 1.7m people, beating off the rival bids from the United States, who had been considered the favourites by many, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
Even if these decisions were based solely on FIFA's greed for most money, there are no accidents. And from a United Kingdom of America point of view, these decisions being a massive FUCK YOU! is the best case scenario.