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SBD Global/June 4, 2013/International Football
FIFA Chiefs Run Up $16M Tab On Lodging, Gifts During Two-Day Congress In Mauritius
Published June 4, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA BIDS: In Johannesburg, Mark Gleeson reported South Africa returned from the FIFA congress in Mauritius last weekend "having bid for five different future world championships." It is "a complete change in strategy" from the South African FA, whose only previous bid for a finals event was the 2010 World Cup, and had "missed many opportunities over the past two decades" (SOWETAN LIVE, 6/3).