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As the World (Cup) Turns.....

So FIFA has decided to essentially abandon the rotation system for awarding hosting rights to the World Cup, which means only African and South American countries are out of the running for 2018 and the United States will have to beat out a European nation, among others. (Boy, the English are giddy about this decision!)

Little-known fact: Because of a loophole in his MLS deal, Beckham is contractually obligated to support the USA bid.


The USSF will issue an official statement soon, but USSF Prez Sunil Gulati tells me: "While we think it would have been more appropriate to finish rotation, before ending it, we fully expected FIFA's decision to open up the bidding process to multiple Confederations. FIFA's decision does not change our own commitment to try and bring the World Cup back to the United States. I believe that a U.S. bid will be very competitive."

So what should FIFA do? England? USA? Russia? China? Australia?

By Steve Goff  |  October 29, 2007; 1:34 PM ET
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