03 December 2009


Today it was announced that New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg will serve on the World Cup Bid Committee to try to bring the tournament to the USA in either 2018 or 2022.

"“New York is the most diverse city on Earth, with football fans from every country, and all of us are firmly behind America’s proposal to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The United States - and New York City in particular - is an ideal place to host an extraordinary international event that welcomes the world, and to showcase the planet’s most popular sport. The United States put on a fantastic tournament in 1994, and we in New York City are ready to host an even more memorable World Cup in 2018 or 2022.”

This is not only good news for our aspirations to host another World Cup but it will also give Mr. Bloomberg an opportunity to see just how much money the game of soccer can generate.

More on this to come after the draw!

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