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St. Louis not among World Cup host finalists

By Associated Press

New York, NY – St. Louis, Chicago and the San Francisco area are out of the running as venues if the United States lands the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Eighteen cities, with a total of 21 stadiums, were selected Tuesday. About 12 stadiums would be chosen if the U.S. bid is successful. The bid will be submitted in May, and FIFA will make the decision on hosts in December.

St. Louis was a longshot, given the only facility that met the criteria was the Edward Jones Dome and indoor soccer facilities are rarely used for World Cup games.

The 18 cities are: Atlanta; Baltimore; Dallas-Arlington, Texas; Denver; East Rutherford, N.J.; Foxboro, Mass.; Glendale, Ariz.; Houston; Indianapolis, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; Landover, Md.; Los Angeles-Pasadena, Calif.; Miami; Nasvhille, Tenn.; Philadelphia; San Diego; Seattle; and Tampa, Fla.

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