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Freeman joins U.S. World Cup bid

Updated: June 10, 2010, 10:25 AM ET
Associated Press

IRENE, South Africa -- Actor Morgan Freeman, who portrayed Nelson Mandela in the movie "Invictus" about the 1995 rugby World Cup in South Africa, has joined the committee trying to bring soccer's World Cup back to the United States in 2018 or 2022.

Freeman won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 2004 for "Million Dollar Baby."

"I have seen the power that sport, and in particular soccer, can have on individuals around the world," Freeman said Thursday.

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