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Morgan Freeman joins USA final WC 2022 push

Oscar-winning actor to be part of final presentation on Wednesday

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NEW YORK – What better way to deliver a crucial, final 30-minutepresentation than to have the voice of Morgan Freeman as narrator?

The USA Bid Committee is going to do one better: It willhave the Academy Award-winning actor in the flesh when it states its case tohost the 2022 World Cup for the last time in front of the FIFA ExecutiveCommittee on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET in Zürich, Switzerland (live stream atFIFA.com).

The USA will be the fourth of the five bids to present onWednesday in the hope of landing the 2022 World Cup. The FIFA Executive Committeewill then conduct its final vote on Thursday at FIFA House (8 a.m. ET),followed by the formal public announcement of the winning bid at 10 a.m. ET.

Freeman, who is already a member of the US Bid Committee’sBoard of Directors, will be joined for the presentation by US President BillClinton, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and Los Angeles Galaxy and American soccer star Landon Donovan. The presentations of each of the bidding nationswill be streamed live on FIFA.com.

The official unveiling of the hosts of the 2018 and 2022World Cups will be televised live on Thursday in the United States via ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Fox SoccerChannel, Univisión and CNN International (10 a.m. ET).

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