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Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-11-24

The Spanish Football Federation will be a candidate to host the 2018 World Cup, the body's newly re-elected chief, Angel Maria Villar, announced. Spain last hosted the competition in 1982.

Spain plans to bid for the right to host the 2018 World Cup finals, the head of the country's football federation said Monday following his re-election.
  
Angel Maria Villar, who has headed the federation since 1988, was re-elected to a four-year term.
  
Villar, a former player with Athletic Bilbao, said one of the "main objectives" would be to bid to host the World Cup finals in 2018.
  
The next World Cup finals, in 2010, will take place in South Africa, and  Brazil will host the 2014 edition. The finals were held in Spain in 1982.

Date created : 2008-11-24

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