Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Holland and Belgium Add Soccer Starpower to 2018/2022 World Cup Bids

Holland and Belgium have named former World Player of the Year Ruud Gullit president of the two countries' joint bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Harry Been, chief executive of the bid, said: "With his reputation and enormous international appeal, Ruud Gullit's appointment is of great significance for our candidacy.

"Ruud has a tremendous football background and knowledge that we believe can be a great advantage for the bid.

Ruud Gullit appointed president of World Cup bid
February 9, 2010