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United bid, Gianni Infantino are big winners from World Cup 2026 vote

USSF president Carlos Cordeiro feels that hosting the 2026 World Cup will have a positive impact that can help the United States team challenge for the World Cup. MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks about the 2026 World Cup coming to North America and what it means for soccer in the United States. FIFA president Gianni Infantino is not worried about political interference from United States president Donald Trump. Former USMNT player Taylor Twellman feels that the game will grow in popularity by hosting the 2026 World Cup in the United States. Sam Borden caught up with former USSF president Sunil Gulati after the 'United 2026' bid was selected to host the 2026 World Cup. MOSCOW -- In the end, the vote wasn't close and the United bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States was awarded hosting status for the 2026 World Cup, which will be the first comprising 48 nations and, quite likely, the most lucrative in history. The vote ended up 134 to 66. Why did folks think it would be a tight race? Partly because people often fear the worst and, possibly, because there was some politics going on, especially via the rhetoric of President Trump; the narrative whereby he might......


Published By: ESPN FC - Wednesday, 13 June

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