Warner happy US out of World Cup
DISGRACED former Fifa vicepresident Jack Warner, the Trinidad businessman banned for life from football after charges in a US corruption investigation, was joyful at the Americans ouster from next year’s World Cup.
“I wanted to party,” Warner said in an interview. “I have not been in better spirits. This is the happiest day of my life.”
Warner, a former president of North American regional football group Concacaf, was charged with wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering in a major US scandal that led to changes at Fifa and his being banned last year.
So when the US squad lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday and were undone when Panama and Honduras took victories to pass them on the final table, Warner had a feeling of payback.
“As far as I am concerned this is the beginning of the end for US football. Nobody in Concacaf likes the US.” – AFP