FOX keeps its chin up

With US Soccer dropping the ball on a potential 2018 World Cup bid, eliminating the biggest audience draw in coverage for the tournament, FOX Sports was quick to point out that its coverage of the event will not be affected by the disappointment, stating, “Last night’s World Cup qualifying results do not change FOX Sports’ passion for the world’s biggest sporting event. While the U.S. was eliminated, the biggest stars in the world from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo stamped their tickets to Russia on the same day, and will battle teams ranging from Mexico to England that have massive fan bases in America. The World Cup is the greatest sporting event on earth that changes the world for one month every four years, and FOX Sports remains steadfast in our commitment of bringing the games to America for the first time in 2018 and will continue to support the US Soccer Federation as they look ahead to the 2022 World Cup.”

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