Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CONCACAF Throws Weight Behind US World Cup Bid

The executive board of CONCACAF yesterday voiced unanimous support for the United States' bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022. Executive Committee member and U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati outlined the major aspects of the bid in a video and slide-show presentation to the panel.

CONCACAF President Jack Warner congratulated the United States on their bid.

"The United States can count on the full support of CONCACAF, including Chuck Blazer, Rafael Salgueiro and myself," Warner said.

The 24-member FIFA Executive Committee will decide the final list of venues for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup in December 2010, of which Denver is still very much in the running for.

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