JOHANNESBURG – South African World Cup boss Danny Jordaan will have a say whether the U.S. gets the nod to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Jordaan has been appointed to be part of the six-man FIFA inspection team that will tour the nine bidders, according to InsideWorldFootall.biz. The team will start three-day inspections in each of the bidders beginning in Japan on July 19 – only eight days after Sunday’s World Cup final. FIFA is scheduled to start its U.S. tour on Sept. 6. The New Meadowlands Stadium is a key part of the bid. The team includes Chilean Football Association president Harold Mayne-Nicholls; Juergen Mueller, who is in charge of FIFA event management; David Fowler, FIFA’s marketing head; Julio Avellar, the coordinator in the FIFA World Cup office, and Wolfgang Eichler, FIFA’s senior communications adviser at the World Cup. South Korea, Australia, Belgium/Netherlands, Russia, England, Spain/Portugal and Qatar are the other bidders. FIFA will make its decision in Zurich, Switzerland on Dec. 2. CHANGES COULD BE AFOOTOfficiating at the 2014 WC could take a radical change, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said. FIFA is under pressure to introduce technology and video replays after game officials missed Frank… Read full this story
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