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FIFA inspectors on whirlwind US tour

NEW YORK (AFP) - FIFA World Cup inspectors visited New York as part of a three-day, five-city US tour that includes breakfast at the White House.

The six-man delegation is touring potential stadiums and facilities as part of the process in determining if America is a suitable host for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The highlight of the tour for the group, which is led by Chile Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls, will be breakfast at the White House Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.

Former US President Bill Clinton attended World Cup matches in South Africa and is chairman of the US bid. It is unclear whether President Barack Obama would attend the breakfast.

"We're not sure of all the guests, but there certainly will be a couple of cabinet members and a couple senior members of the president's staff," US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said.

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