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Mexico supports USA bid for '18 or '22 World Cup

This just came across the wire and was rather stunning. Mexico actually supports the USA bid for the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Seriously. From The Associated Press:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mexico officially has thrown its support behind the United States' bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Justino Compean, president of the Mexican Football Federation, says every nation in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) needs to back one bid, and the United States presents the strongest chance to win FIFA's favor.

Compean cites the modern stadiums throughout the United States, the ability to draw large crowds, and infrastructure already in place throughout the nation. He also emphasizes the financial and artistic success of the 1994 U.S. World Cup.

The United States is up against Russia, England, Australia, joint bids from Spain-Portugal and Netherlands-Belgium. Qatar, South Korea and Japan are only in the 2022 race.

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