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Philly included in World Cup bids

Philadelphia made the final cut for the United States’ bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The USA Bid Committee narrowed down its cities to 18 today, the second set of cuts that brought it down from the original 58.

Along with Philadelphia, the cities to make the cut are: Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Tampa, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Nashville, Kansas City, Houston, Miami, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

Eleven countries are competing with the U.S. for the right to host World Cup. They include: Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Japan, Russia, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Indonesia and Qatar. Spain and Portugal are putting in a join bid, as are Belgium and the Netherlands.

FIFA is expected to select a host for the two World Cups in December. Typically, each city would host four to six games during the month-long event.

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