FIFA's World Cup selections in numbers

With the majority of the globe still seething, editor of Champions magazine Paul Simpson runs through a few telling figures...

If youâÂÂre baffled, disgusted or just stunned by FIFA awarding World Cups to Russia and Qatar, here are some stats to put the bidding process in perspective.

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