Focus on Asia

AFC president eyes second World Cup in Asia in 2022

July 30, 2010
By Matthias Krug
He may be widely tipped to take over from FIFA president Sepp Blatter when the Swiss finally decides to call it a day, but for now AFC president Mohammed Bin Hammam has set his sights firmly on bringing a second FIFA World Cup to the Asian continent in 2022.

Talking to Soccernet, the influential Asian football leader gave the biggest indication yet that a gentleman's agreement is being prepared between Europe and Asia to make sure the 2022 World Cup takes place on the latter continent, ...

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