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L.A. to submit bid to host World Cup in 2018 or 2022

LOS ANGELES – The City Council has voted to submit a bid for Los Angeles to become a host city of the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The council voted Tuesday to submit an application to be included in the U.S. bid, which must be given to FIFA by May 14.

Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands-Belgium, Russia and Spain-Portugal have also filed to host both World Cups. Qatar and South Korea bid for 2022 only.

The executive committee of FIFA, the sport’s governing body, will decide in December 2010.

Councilman Tom LaBonge, who sponsored the motion, says Los Angeles has a great record of hosting international sporting events, including the Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Stanford Stadium in Northern California were two of nine buildings used nationwide for the 1994 World Cup.

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