12/02/2010 11:11 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World Cup 2022: Qatar Wins

ZURICH -- Qatar was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup, beating out a bid by the United States to bring soccer's showcase back to America for the first time since 1994.

FIFA's executive committee choose Qatar over the U.S., Australia, Japan and South Korea in a secret vote Thursday.

Russia was chosen to host the 2018 World Cup over England and joint bids by Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium.