Morgan Freeman joins US final WC 2022 push
NEW YORK – What better way to deliver a crucial, final 30-minute
presentation than to have the voice of Morgan Freeman as narrator?
The USA Bid Committee is going to do one better: It will
have the Academy Award-winning actor in the flesh when it states its case for the last time to
host the 2022 World Cup for the last time in front of the FIFA Executive
Committee on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET in Zürich, Switzerland (live stream at
The USA will be the fourth of the five bids to present on
Wednesday in the hope of landing the 2022 World Cup. The FIFA Executive Committee
will then conduct its final vote on Thursday at FIFA House (8 a.m. ET),
followed by the formal public announcement of the winning bid at 10 a.m. ET.
Freeman, who is already a member of the US Bid Committee’s
Board of Directors, will be joined for the presentation by US President Bill
Clinton, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and Los Angeles Galaxy and American soccer star Landon Donovan. The presentations of each of the bidding nations
will be streamed live on FIFA.com.
The official unveiling of the hosts of the 2018 and 2022
World Cups will be televised live on Thursday in the United States via ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer
Channel, Univisión and CNN International (10 a.m. ET).
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