Warner happy US out of World Cup

The Herald (South Africa) - - SPORT -

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

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