USA drops bid for 2018 World Cup

October 15, 2010 5:29:13 PM PDT
Houston will now have to wait until at least 2022 to host any World Cup soccer games. FIFA officials were in Houston last month to check out the city as part of its decision making process.

On Friday, the USA bid committee announced it has dropped its bid for the 2018 World Cup and will focus solely on the 2022 games. Also in the running for that are World Cup, Australia, Japan, Korea and Qatar.

FIFA will announce its decision in about two months.