Last Thursday, Russia and Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals, respectively. Here, the tale of the tape on the largest and smallest nations to host the world's most popular sporting event.
*Including U.S.S.R. and 1992 Unified Team
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