USA Front Runners to Host 2022 World Cup


A tumultuous week for FIFA leaves the USA in driver’s seat to host 2022 World Cup.

Entering the final week of preparations for the World Cup in Brazil on Thursday, FIFA VP Michael Plantini has said if he allegations against Qatar are true, there should then be a re-vote on who will host the 2022 World Cup.

Amidst a growing firestorm of unfinished stadiums and broken promises, FIFA is looking to save some face as Qatar, a nation with no soccer history, was somehow awarded the 2022 World Cup. Temperatures in the normal  World Cup time frame are up to 120 degrees. With FIFA sponsor Adidas now growing concerned saying

"“The negative tenor of the public debate around FIFA at the moment is neither good for football nor for FIFA and its partners,”"

A bribery scandal teaming with corruption, a VP calling for a re-vote, and FIFA looking to maintain its’ long standing sponsorships, could be the recipe for a 2022 World Cup in the United States.

The United States would be competing against Australia, Japan, and South Korea. All three were bidding for the World Cup when it was awarded to Qatar.

Of the four remaining countries, the US would be the front-runner. With its large domestic infrastructure and state of the art sports venues in place, the US is primed to play host in 2022.

FIFA is scheduled to have the investigation concluded on Monday, with the report delivered to the executive committee just after the conclusion of the World Cup in Brazil in late July. A re-vote could come as early as September, however a December vote is much more likely.

With such little time left, 7.5 years, until the 2022 World Cup would be expected to kick off, the United States is poised and ready to be a host country. If would be the first time the US will have hosted a world cup in nearly 20 years (1994)

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