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Where should the World Cup go in 2022?

The US has a convincing bid, and historical precedent may be on its side

By Ian Plenderleith  

Franz Beckenbauer in action for the New York Cosmos at the Fort lauderdale Strikers (Alan Merrick private collection)

Football has been a wonderful distraction for the past month, both for fans and for the game’s governing body FIFA. We lolling, couch-tethered spectators have happily evaded the daily realities of existence, and the depressing headlines of the actual—as opposed to the sporting—news. FIFA, meanwhile, will have been overjoyed that the generally great football…

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