Brad Pitt joins committee to bring World Cup to U.S. in 2018 or 2022
Brad Pitt, Super Man. He helps out in New Orleans, he raises money for Haiti earthquake victims. Now he's rallying for the World Cup (that's soccer, or "footie") to be hosted by the U.S. in 2018 or 2022.
The USA Bid Committee announced Wednesday, June 2 that Pitt will be joining their efforts. "Soccer is a truly global sport and the opportunity to join the effort to have the U.S. host the world's greatest sporting event again is a great honor," Pitt said in a statement.
Other committee members include former President Bill Clinton, former
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor/comedian Drew
Maybe they can get George Clooney involved and turn it into some kind of "Ocean's Eleven" World Cup heist situation. You can show your support for the U.S. 2018 or 2022 World Cup bids at Go USA Bid official website.
Other countries in contention for the tournaments are Australia,
England, Russia, Spain-Portugal and the Netherlands-Belgium. Japan Qatar
and South Korea are bidding on 2022 only, since they believe a European
country is a lock for 2018 because eight of the 24 voters on FIFA's
executive committee are from Europe.
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