20 Nov 2010

US confident World Cup voting will be fair

1:47 pm on 20 November 2010

The head of the United States Soccer Federation is confident voting to determine the hosts of the 2022 World Cup will be fair despite the recent vote-selling scandal that has rocked FIFA.

USSF president and USA Bid Committee chairman Sunil Gulati says his team, spearheaded by former US president Bill Clinton, would head to Zurich for the December 2 vote certain FIFA had dealt with the allegations of vote selling.

Two FIFA executive committee members have been banned and fined, including Oceania's Reynald Temarii, over allegations they offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.