As you surely have read by now, FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter paid a visit to the United States, first stopping by the New Meadowlands Blatter, CONCACAF President Jack Warner and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke took a tour of the new 82,500-seat stadium, which will open in May 2010 and serve as one of the jewel venues proposed in the U.S. bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.
Below is a video of the FIFA President scoring the first goal inside the New Meadowlands following Sunday’s tour:
On Monday, Blatter stopped by The White House and met with President Barack Obama, who accepted a ball from the FIFA Confederations Cup final as a gift:
“Blatter presented Obama a ball from the Confederations Cup final that the U.S. lost to Brazil in June... Blatter joked that he gave the president the ball from the first half.”
Blatter also said that Obama was juggling and dribbling around the Oval Office.
The President of the United States also received an official invitation to next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa:
"After the closed Oval Office meeting between the two presidents, Mr Blatter told White House reporters Mr Obama, after receiving the invite, told his assistants in the room to "look at the agenda"