President Barroso congratulates Russia on its successful World Cup bid (02/12/2010)
“I want to send my sincere congratulations to Russia, who today has been chosen to host the World Cup in 2018. I look forward to Russia inspiring the world in 2018.
I know how much the Russian people love football and I am sure that it will be a great tournament, with a fantastic atmosphere.
I also want to congratulate the teams from Portugal and Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, and England, who all put together remarkable bids”.