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U.S. Loses World Cup Bid To Qatar

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FIFA announced today that Qatar, not the United States, will host the 2022 World Cup.

There was a collective groan of disappointment in response to the news at the Newseum, where more than 100 people had gathered to watch the event unfold on a giant TV screen.

Ben Olsen, the new coach of the soccer club DC United says he was disappointed by the decision.

"It's a little bit somber right now, but life goes on," he says. "I look at it as: A lot of people in Qatar are very happy and they're going to put on a great show."

Washington and Baltimore were among 18 U.S. cities that could have hosted World Cup games if the United States had been picked.

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