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Los Angeles World Cup? City Council Votes To Submit Bid For 2018 Or 2022

12/ 1/09 09:16 PM ET   AP

Los Angeles World Cup

LOS ANGELES — The City Council has voted to submit a bid for Los Angeles to become a host city of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The council voted Tuesday to submit an application but FIFA would have to choose the United States to be a host country first.

Britain, Russia and Qatar are also hoping to host world soccer's showcase event.

FIFA, the sport's international governing body, will make a decision by June 2011.

Councilman Tom LaBonge, who sponsored the motion, says Los Angeles has a great record of hosting international sporting events, including the Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Stanford Stadium in Northern California were two of six stadiums used nationwide for the 1994 World Cup.

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