CONCACAF to lobby for 4th World Cup spot
CONCACAF will lobby for a guaranteed fourth spot in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The soccer organization’s executive committee said Sunday that CONCACAF— the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football — has earned the right to increase its allotment of World Cup slots from 3½ . A decision is expected at a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in March.
"We believe that CONCACAF deserves another full place at the World Cup finals due to the performances of our teams on the field and the actions of our confederation off it," CONCACAF President Jack Warner said. "We are unified in our efforts to make this happen."
Also, the United States was awarded the Olympic men’s qualifying tournament to be held in March 2012.