SAmerica to vote for Spain-Portugal for 2018 WCup

BY foxsports • November 25, 2010

A senior official for the South American football federation says its three votes for the 2018 World Cup will go to the joint bid from Spain and Portugal.

Eduardo Deluca, general secretary of CONMEBOL, made the announcement on Thursday ahead of the Dec. 2 vote.

Spain and Portugal are competing with bids from England, Russia and a combined bid from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Deluca says CONMEBOL's executive committee had not made a decision on the 2022 host, which will also be selected Dec. 2.

Japan, South Korea, the United States, Australia and Qatar are the bidding countries.