As such, there were eventually four bids for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, two of which were joint bids: England, Russia, Netherlands/Belgium, and Portugal/Spain.The 22-member FIFA Executive Committee convened in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to select the hosts of both tournaments.Even though the girls in Chile are on par with ones in Peru, they act like they are Argentine with their cold attitude and prudish nature. Chile is arguably the safest country in the continent, but keep in mind you are still in South America.Watch for petty muggers who grab your bag when you are distracted and take note of the bad areas in Valparaiso.France won the match 4–2 to claim their second World Cup title, marking the fourth consecutive title won by a European team.During the bidding process, the three remaining non-UEFA nations (Australia, Japan, and the United States) gradually withdrew from the 2018 bids, and the UEFA nations were thus ruled out of the 2022 bid.The only problem is that everyone else has this book so if you are the type of person that wants to hit the isolated small towns you will be disappointed.My advice is to use this book for its maps and information on getting from city to city, but talk to the locals and other travelers for those isolated gems that Lonely Planet for some reason didn't find worthy to include.
The maps are excellent, the information is complete and thorough, and the reviews are accurate, which is why it's often called "the bible" by many travelers.
Russia won the right to be the 2018 host in the second round of voting.
The Portugal/Spain bid came second, and that from Belgium/Netherlands third.
Not much stands out in Chile, one of the more generic countries in South America.
Get ready for some sticker shock if you are coming from other countries because it is more expensive here.