Morgan Freeman, Bill Clinton to push bid
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join former President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman on Wednesday at the final presentation to FIFA's executive committee of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Holder also will meet with executive committee members, who will vote the following day.
American bidders said Monday that U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and American national team star Landon Donovan also will take part in the 30-minute presentation.
Freeman portrayed former South African President Nelson Mandela in the movie "Invictus" about the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa.
Australia, Japan, Qatar and South Korea also are hoping to host the 2022 tournament. FIFA will decide the same day among England, Spain-Portugal, Russia and Belgium-Netherlands for 2018.
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