By David Flores
Earlier we wrote about a report from ESPN correspondent Jorge Ramos that FIFA approached U.S. Soccer about potentially holding the 2022 World Cup — scheduled to be held in Qatar — in the United States.
Ramos claimed on one of his Twitter accounts that FIFA's final decision to revoke Qatar's hosting duties would come as early as September or October, but New York Times sports correspondent Sam Borden tweeted that the ESPN report is false.
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Sunil Gulati, flatly denied FIFA has approached them re: '22 WC. "They haven't asked us and I cannot imagine it happening anytime soon."— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) June 12, 2014
Just spoke to Gulati, who is president of US Soccer and FIFA ExCo member. Could not have been more forceful in saying no approach made.
— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) June 12, 2014
Literally just spoke to Gulati, who was completely surprised by report. "Simply not true," he told @nytimes.— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) June 12, 2014