By Andrew WarshawNovember 10 - The United States' bid for the 2022 World Cup has received a jolt with the revelation that one of its own confederation members on FIFA''s Executive Committee may not vote for it.
Published on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 13:09
"I don't know what I'll do," Guatemalan Soccer Federation President Rafael Salguero told Bloomberg.
"The U.S. is possible but I can't say anything at this moment.
"I'm waiting for the vote, the secret vote."
The U.S faces competition from Australia, Qatar, South Korea and Japan to stage the tournament and would automatically expect its three CONCACAF FIFA members to support its bid.
The other two are CONCACAF chief Jack Warner of Trinidad and America's own Chuck Blazer but Salguero said he was by no means certain he will back his own confederation which would be almost unheard of, at least in the first round.
He is planning to travel to New York next week to meet with Blazer and other US soccer officials ahead of the vote in Zurich on December 2.
Salguero said he had not made up his mind who to support for 2018 either.
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