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California’s Ties to Soccer and the World Cup

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California has played a vital role in the FIFA World Cup. After accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 the “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger said it best.

“Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and California has been home to some of its most exciting games” said Governor Schwarzenegger.

Let’s take a look at California’s ties to soccer and the World Cup after the jump! Continue reading

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US Pushes To Host The 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup

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There have been numerous recent developments in the US bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Not only have formal proposal requests been sent to 37 potential US host cities but forty-five venues have made the short list of candidate stadiums.

California Governer Arnold Schwarzeneger has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.

Arnold isn’t the only person providing star power to the Board of Directors. He joins Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, two of the most decorated players in U.S. National Team history and Former United States Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the USA Bid Committee.

President Obama has even reached out directly to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter and U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati to endorse the efforts to bring the world’s largest sporting event back to the United States.

It’s pretty safe to say that the committee is pulling out all stop in their bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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