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Soccer: World Cup bidding for 2026 enters frenetic final stages

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The two bids chasing the right to host the 2026 World Cup have entered a frenetic last fortnight of canvassing while anxiously awaiting a potentially decisive report on their..
Reuters - Published

World Cup 2026: Morocco bid team says tournament would be 'almost European'

world cup 2026: morocco bid team says tournament would be 'almost european'
Staging the 2026 World Cup in Morocco would make it "almost a European" tournament, bid chief Hicham El Amrani says.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

‘Trump effect’ weighs on US-led bid to host 2026 World Cup

Fifa officials say resentment of America’s president is helping Morocco’s challenge gain support
FT.com - Published

Liberia to vote against Morocco's World Cup bid

liberia to vote against morocco's world cup bid
The Liberian FA (LFA) is to break ranks with the rest of Africa and vote against Morocco when the decision on who will host the 2026 World Cup is held.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Morocco challenges US 2026 World Cup bid after escalating Fifa complaint

The North African country is up against a joint bid from Canada, Mexico and the US, and the contest between them is now too close to call with just three weeks to go until the vote
Independent - Published

Combined 2026 World Cup bidders USA, Canada and Mexico in £500m ticket hike

combined 2026 world cup bidders usa, canada and mexico in £500m ticket hike
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: The fight to stage the 2026 World Cup has seen claims that the joint bid by the US, Canada and Mexico are changing their financial forecasts
MailOnline - Published

2026 World Cup: Morocco plans to go ahead win or lose bid

2026 world cup: morocco plans to go ahead win or lose bid
Morocco will go ahead with many of the plans in its 2026 World Cup bid even if they fail to win the right to host the tournament.
BBC News - Published

Angry Morocco fear dirty tricks by FIFA in bid to stage 2026 World Cup

angry morocco fear dirty tricks by fifa in bid to stage 2026 world cup
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: What amounts to a dirty tricks campaign has been waged by FIFA against Morocco since the African country made its late bid to stage the 2026 World Cup.
MailOnline - Published

United States promise FIFA that 2026 World Cup entry will not be hit by Muslim travel ban

united states promise fifa that 2026 world cup entry will not be hit by muslim travel ban
The North American bid has faced questions about the impact of attempts by President Donald Trump to implement a ban on travel to the US by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.
MailOnline - Published

World Cup 2026: US, Canada & Mexico bid 'would create £8bn profit for Fifa'

world cup 2026: us, canada & mexico bid 'would create £8bn profit for fifa'
A joint bid by the US, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup is projected to create a record £10.3bn in revenue and £8.1bn profit.
BBC News - Published

US-led 2026 World Cup bid 'would generate £8bn profit'

us-led 2026 world cup bid 'would generate £8bn profit'
A joint bid by the US, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup is projected to create a record £10.3bn in revenue and £8.1bn profit.
BBC Sport - Published

Trump tweet wasn’t a threat to World Cup bid, says U.S soccer chief

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has not been damaged by U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent controversial tweet of support, bid co-chair Carlos..
Reuters - Published

We will be watching – Donald Trump makes World Cup appeal for US-led bid

President Donald Trump said the United States will be “watching very closely” as he called for African nations and countries around the world to support USA’s joint 2026 World Cup bid. Trump has..
SoccerNews.com - Published

Donald Trump pleads allies to snub Morocco and vote for North America bid for 2026 World Cup

donald trump pleads allies to snub morocco and vote for north america bid for 2026 world cup
Donald Trump has told the United States' allies they should be supporting the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup, and not Morocco's, in a veiled threat on Twitter.
MailOnline - Published

Soccer-Trump tweets threat to opponents of U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

(Reuters) - United States president Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the North American bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup and issued a veiled threat to nations that might oppose it.
Reuters - Published

Trump warns countries not to vote against North American 2026 World Cup bid

trump warns countries not to vote against north american 2026 world cup bid
President Donald Trump tweeted hinting countries which support Morocco's bid for the FIFA World Cup against a combined North American bid could face political ramifications.
MailOnline - Published

World Cup 2026: US, Canada & Mexico make 'strong' bid - President Trump

world cup 2026: us, canada & mexico make 'strong' bid - president trump
US President Donald Trump says the country has put together "a strong bid" with Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Donald Trump issues warning to other countries over voting against US 2026 World Cup bid

Morocco is the only other bidder for the tournament with the winner announced on 13th June
Independent - Published

Trump warns nations against opposing USA World Cup bid

United States president Donald Trump warned countries against opposing his nation’s joint 2026 World Cup bid. USA, Canada and Mexico have put together a joint bid for the showpiece tournament in..
SoccerNews.com - Published

Fifa experts give Morocco 2026 World Cup bid mixed review

fifa experts give morocco 2026 world cup bid mixed review
After their first visit to Morocco to assess the country's suitability to host the 2026 World Cup, Fifa experts give the bid a mixed review so far.
BBC News - Published

FIFA task force arrives to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup went under the microscope on Monday as a task force from global soccer body FIFA arrived for an inspection visit to assess the country's..
Reuters - Published

South Africa backs Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup

south africa backs morocco's bid to host the 2026 world cup
South Africa's Football Association (Safa) pledges its 'unqualified' support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Algeria backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

algeria backs morocco 2026 world cup bid
The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports announces his country's official support for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •SoccerNews.com

'Exceptionally low murder rates' and 'very low gun circulation' - Morocco makes case to host World Cup

'exceptionally low murder rates' and 'very low gun circulation' - morocco makes case to host world cup
Morocco says "exceptionally low murder rates" and "very low gun circulation" are reasons it should host the 2026 World Cup.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

2026 World Cup: Fifa boss Gianni Infantino says bid process is 'fair, objective and transparent'

2026 world cup: fifa boss gianni infantino says bid process is 'fair, objective and transparent'
Fifa boss Gianni Infantino challenges "anyone" to find a fairer or more transparent bid process than the one for the 2026 World Cup.
BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News

U.S.-Canada-Mexico World Cup bid unconcerned about anti-U.S. sentiment

(Reuters) - Soccer officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada said on Monday they were unconcerned about any anti-American feeling as they began their final push to host the 2026 World Cup.
Reuters - Published

2026 World Cup: Morocco promise 'compact' tournament after presenting bid book

2026 world cup: morocco promise 'compact' tournament after presenting bid book
Morocco promise a "compact" tournament if they are named the host nation for the 2026 World Cup.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Sport

FIFA Council approves open vote for 2026 World Cup

The FIFA Council has approved the voting regulations for the 2026 World Cup, which includes an open ballot, president Gianni Infantino has confirmed. On June 13, the FIFA Congress will convene to vote..
SoccerNews.com - Published

"We're here to win" - Morocco 2026 World Cup bid CEO

we're here to win - morocco 2026 world cup bid ceo
Hicham El Amrani, tells the BBC his country's World Cup bid is "not a stunt" as they prepare to meet Fifa's deadline for handing over its bid book.
BBC News - Published

North American 2026 World Cup bid picks 23 potential host cities

(Reuters) - The New York/New Jersey area, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City are among the 23 candidate host cities for the joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, bid..
Reuters - Published

Chicago pulls out as potential host city for 2026 World Cup

(Reuters) - Chicago has joined Vancouver in pulling out of the chance to be a host city in a joint United State-Canada-Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, citing uncertainty over potential costs and..
Reuters - Published

Vancouver out as potential 2026 World Cup host city

(Reuters) - Vancouver will not be part of Canada's bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with the United States and Mexico after the province balked at signing a contract amid concerns about unpredictable..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Fifa chief Blatter expresses support for Morocco World Cup bid

ex-fifa chief blatter expresses support for morocco world cup bid
Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter expresses his support for Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup and not the United States/Canada/Mexico joint bid.
BBC News - Published

Morocco outlines 2026 World Cup bid plans

morocco outlines 2026 world cup bid plans
Morocco will emphasise its compact nature and 'sweet spot location' when it submits its 2026 World Cup bid book to Fifa later this month.
BBC News - Published

World Cup bidding concerns raised by FIFA bonus revelation

world cup bidding concerns raised by fifa bonus revelation
NICK HARRIS EXCLUSIVE: The revelation is sure to raise concerns that FIFA is 'gaming the system' and has a preferred destination for the 2026 World Cup.
MailOnline - Published

Inside Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid: Against powerful foes, does the African nation have a chance?

Up against the joint might of the United States, Canada and Mexico, Morocco needs all the help they can get. So why has the Confederation of African Football been hesitant in its support?
Independent - Published

Ahmad forced to hold back on 2026 support

ahmad forced to hold back on 2026 support
Caf president Ahmad expresses frustration that the African body is not able to publicly endorse Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
BBC News - Published

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