Obama May Attend 2010 World Cup
US on verge of qualifying for soccer's biggest event
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2009 10:51 AM CDT
Carlos Bocanegra, left, celebrates with Landon Donovan after scoring against Honduras during a World Cup qualifier soccer match in Chicago, on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The US won 2-1.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – The world's soccer body has invited Barack Obama to next year's World Cup in South Africa, reports the AP, the first time the tournament will be held on the continent. "Obama has said, 'If I can, I will come,'" says FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. The United States team barreled into the semifinals of the Confederations Cup this weekend with an upset win over Egypt and will face Spain on Wednesday. The team is on the verge of qualifying for next year's World Cup, reports the AP.