That said, one phrase from the ESPN article on the host decisions did get my attention. I'm sure you'll spot it:
FIFA's executive committee choose Qatar -- a nation smaller than Connecticut, which has promised to overcome 130-degree heat with air conditioned stadiums -- over the U.S., Australia, Japan and South Korea in a secret vote Thursday.
Air conditionedoutdoor stadiums? And large ones, at that? We'll have to keep our eye on that. I doubt massive heat stroke is the kind of PR that FIFA is after, but this sounds like no small task.
Well, to be fair, they have almost twelve years to figure it out. Maybe by then, Americans will actually like watching soccer not played by their children.