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Originally posted by starchild10
Who cares anyway? Its kicking a ball around ffs.
RT avidBondBBC Before today's WC vote, Blatter reminded Fifa executive comm members about "certain media" and "recent media coverage".
Originally posted by amc621
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the US and UK up for a closer year than the Australian bid?
U.S. Soccer first said in February 2007 that it would put forth a bid for the 2018 World Cup. On 28 January 2009, U.S. Soccer announced that it would submit bids for both the 2018 and 2022 Cups. David Downs, president of Univision Sports, is executive director of the bid. Other committee members include president of U.S. Soccer Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer chief executive officer Dan Flynn, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, and Phil Murphy, the former national finance chair for the Democratic National Committee. The vice president of FIFA, Jack Warner, who is also the president of CONCACAF, originally said he would try to bring the World Cup back to the CONCACAF region. However, Warner also stated that he would prefer if the USSF changed their plans to make a bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In April 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama wrote a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter in support of the U.S. bid, and then met with him in July 2009