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Defeat will be Gulati's legacy

Updated: December 2, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Nobody roots for Goliath, and on Thursday, he didn't get enough votes from FIFA's executive committee either, as the U.S. bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup was beaten by Qatar's surging finish.

It's a decision that is downright shocking given the merits of the U.S. bid. But in the end, it didn't matter that the U.S. could host the World Cup tomorrow with its vast array of stadiums, top-of-the-line communications systems, and ready-to-go transportation infrastructure. It didn't matter ...

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