Clinton to address FIFA Executive Committee
star power will accompany the USA Bid Committee to Zürich, Switzerland.
President Bill Clinton, honorary chairman of the effort to bring the 2022 World
Cup to the United States, will speak during the group's 30-minute presentation
to the FIFA Executive Committee on Dec. 1.
pleased to stand on behalf of our nation for something as important and
meaningful to the American people and citizens throughout the world as the FIFA
World Cup," President Clinton said in a release. "I am committed to
this effort because I have seen firsthand the powerful unifying force of the
FIFA World Cup, bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs.
The USA Bid Committee shares that commitment, and we look forward to expressing
that commitment to the FIFA Executive Committee when we meet next month."
The US committee,
along with the four other nations bidding to host the '22 World Cup, will
present on Dec. 1. Voting will occur the next day, with the announcement coming
at 10 a.m. ET. All proceedings will be streamed live worldwide.
Noah Davis covers the United States
national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.