World Cup host country announcements for 2018 and 2022 are expected to be made on Thursday morning and the United States is one of five potential areas that the World Cup be hosted. USA is going after the 2022 games and are expected to have a strong chance after a solid presentation from the U.S. bid committee earlier this week. Morgan Freeman, Bill Clinton and even a video of President Barack Obama were involved in the presentation on Wednesday.
Freeman's emphasis on diversity would continue throughout the presentation as President Obama spoke on tape and United States Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati spoke, as well as during Landon Donovan's appearance. Most of all, the theme of diversity and the impact that a United States hosted World Cup could have on the world was hammered home by Clinton, who was also not shy about reminding voters about the time he spent with them at this summer's World Cup in South Africa.
While the USA may be considered to have a strong chance, here's what the bettors are saying about their chances at this point. World Cup odds for 2022:
4/6 - Qatar
5/2 - United States
5/2 - Australia
33/1 - Japan
40/1 - South Korea
How they come up with these odds? We have no idea but they're real.