ZURICH: FIFA says 11 bidders are officially in the race to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The candidates for the 2018 edition are Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, South Korea and United States, plus joint bids from Belgium-Netherlands and Spain-Portugal.

Qatar and South Korea have applied only for the 2022 finals. The other nine candidates are in both races. — AP

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