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Congress passes resolution supporting U.S. effort
by Paul Kennedy, November 17th, 2010 9:19PM

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[WORLD CUP 2018/22 BIDS] The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution of support to the U.S. World Cup 2022 bid.

The passage comes the same day FIFA labeled the USA a "medium legal risk" to host the 2022 World Cup because of its concerns about government support.

USA Bid Committee executive director David Downs said questions about government guarantees and the government legal statement had been addressed with FIFA and it was "comfortable with the situation."

The area of government support was the major area of concern raised in the inspections reports whose executive summaries were released on Wednesday.

The House of Representatives resolution was introduced seven weeks ago by the four co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Soccer Caucus – Representatives Chris Van Hollen (Md.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), George Miller (Calif.) and Mary Bono Mack (Calif.) – and co-sponsored by over 40 other Members of Congress.

“We welcome today’s House resolution as another example of the overwhelming endorsement our bid effort has received from all levels of government throughout the process,” said Sunil Gulati, Chairman of the USA Bid Committee and President of U.S. Soccer. “This resolution further reinforces our country’s commitment to FIFA that we will meet all requirements for a World Cup hosted in the United States.”

The FIFA executive committee will vote on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Dec. 2 in Zurich.



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