By Dialogo May 17, 2010 The nine candidates to organize the soccer World Cup in 2018 and 2022 officially submitted their bids Friday at the headquarters of the International Soccer Federation (FIFA) in Zurich. Australia, Belgium-the Netherlands, England, Russia, Spain-Portugal, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Qatar are the nine countries aspiring to organize the event. At this point, FIFA does not distinguish the countries seeking to organize one or both events. David Beckham, who headed the English delegation, personally delivered the three volumes of bid documents to FIFA president Joseph Blatter. The dossiers will be studied by the Federation, which will then carry out visits to the candidate countries. The countries that will organize the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be announced on 2 December 2010 in Zurich, at FIFA headquarters. The 2010 World Cup will be held in South Africa, and the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.