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Concacaf motto: 'Ask Jack'
Reuters Soccer Blog, May 6th, 2011 1:26AM

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In the world of FIFA politics, the Concacaf Congress at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Miami on Tuesday was supposed to be a crucial meeting, but you would hardly have known it took place. Media weren't allowed to attend the meeting, and welcome desk at the event was empty.

The Concacaf Congress was supposed to be an opportunity for FIFA President Sepp Blatter and challenger, Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam, to make their case for the FIFA presidency but the Qatari couldn't get a visa to enter the United States. “Very strange,” one delegate. “It’s quite interesting isn’t it?” added another.

The only media opportunity came at the post-Congress press conference held by Concacaf president Jack Warner, who said Concacaf would vote as a bloc on June 1. Blatter is convinced he has Concacaf's support. “When you get the message you don’t need to campaign and [are told] to use your time to go somewhere else," he said, "you cannot be more clear."

Asked about the bloc and Blatter's support, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati responded, "You’d have to ask Jack about that, I know what we are doing."

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