North Amer­ica set for fast-tracked 2026 World Cup de­ci­sion

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

MANAMA, Bahrain - An ac­cel­er­ated process to hand North Amer­ica the 2026 World Cup is set to be ap­proved by soc­cer lead­ers this week, with FIFA Pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino hop­ing for a “bul­let­proof” process to avoid past vot­ing scan­dals. The United States, Canada, and Mex­ico are seek­ing an un­chal­lenged path to co­host­ing rights for the 2026 show­piece, if FIFA’s tech­ni­cal re­quire­ments are met by next year

There is ex­pected to be no op­po­si­tion to fast-track­ing the plans at ei­ther the coun­cil or the congress, where FIFA’s en­tire 211-strong lead­er­ship has the fi­nal say.

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