Brad Pitt latest star name to join US World Cup bid

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

June 2 – The United States has added more star power to its bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cups, putting actor Brad Pitt (pictured) on the Committee trying to bring back football’s top event to the country for the first time since 1994.

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David Owen: Euro victory for France but less encouraging signs for Platini

So Turkey narrowly failed in their efforts to upset France and win the right to host the 2016 European football championship.

Having come so close in Friday’s vote, I’m sure members of the Turkish bid team will need time to get over their disappointment.

But once they do, they can reflect that their efforts have secured an important legacy for Turkey: never again will a Turkish bid for any sports competition be taken lightly.

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