Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sepp Blatter Pays Visit to the United States

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"


Elizabeth said...

hahaha, First hall ball! Thats pretty funny Sepp.

Jeff said...

The United States deserves the 2018 World Cup. Why should Europe have every third WC? Stadiums in the U.S. will be full of fans from every country in the world + lots of American media coverage. Isn't that what they want?

Christopher said...

Sign Sepp up!!! He is AWESOME!!!

Jared said...

I hope that the US gets the 2018 World Cup, but the US media coverage on soccer sucks, especially the announcers. I can't even watch a US game in English anymore because the announcers are so boring. However, get some famous Euro announcers and get some natural grass stadiums and the US would be a great place in 2018.
I also hate to see people kiss the feet of Sepp Blatter. He is a disgrace to Fifa with his attempt to introduce the 6+5 rule, and his hatred for the EPL.