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Blatter tells Australia: 2018? Forget it!

Australia have been told to forget about hosting the 2018 World Cup by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. AS says Blatter confessed to Spain prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero that the 2018 World Cup would be hosted in Europe.

"The final candidates should be England, Russia and the joint nomination of the Netherlands and Belgium and Spain and Portugal," declared Blatter.

Only last weekend, Australia's local football competition held a special promotion round to highlight their bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups.

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