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Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce arrives for Australia's presentation at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. FIFA  will choose the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cup hosts with 22 executive committee members after the Oceania Football Confederation accepted the loss of its voting rights late Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce arrives for Australia's presentation at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. FIFA will choose the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cup hosts with 22 executive committee members after the Oceania Football Confederation accepted the loss of its voting rights late Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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