FIFA president Joseph Blatter opens the envelope to reveal that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich on December 2, 2010. Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup after an acrimonious bidding war marred by allegations of corruption and illegal deal-making. AFP PHOTO/KARIM JAAFAR (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)