Clinton to make final US bid presentation to FIFA

Former President Bill Clinton will take part in the final

presentation of the U.S. World Cup bid to FIFA’s executive

committee on Dec. 1.

Clinton became honorary chairman of the U.S. bid committee in

May and traveled to South Africa, where he attended two U.S.

matches and met several executive committee members.

The United States held the tournament in 1994 and hopes to host

the 2022 tournament. FIFA votes Dec. 2 on the 2018 and 2022

hosts.

”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,” Clinton

said in a statement.

Qatar, Australia, Japan and South Korea also are bidding for

2022. England, Russia, Spain-Portugal and Belgium-Holland are

competing to host in 2018.