The U.S. Bid Committee has announced that President Bill Clinton will be a part of the final bid presentation to the FIFA Executive Committee on Wednesday, December 1st.
"I'm 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. "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."
Clinton has been a very active member of the committee to bring the World Cup back to the United States for the first time since 1994 and has worked closely with its Board of Directors to help promote the bid stateside and around the world.
"President Clinton has been, and continues to be, the perfect ambassador for the United States and our national bid to bring the FIFA World Cup™ to the U.S. in 2022," said Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer and chairman of the USA Bid Committee.
"President Clinton’s leadership on behalf of our campaign has been extraordinary, and his passion for the game and our opportunity to host the World Cup is every bit as remarkable. We are honored that he will be with us in Zurich on Dec. 1."
After the formal presentations on the 1st, the committee will vote the following day with the announcements of the World Cup hosts for both 2018 and 2022 coming live at 10 a.m. ET.
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