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"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the U.S."
-- Juan Carlos Rodriguez, the president of sports for
Univision Communications, on FIFA's decision to award the 2026 World Cup rights to 2018 and 2022 rights-holders Fox Sports and Telemundo without opening the 2026 rights up for bid, which Rodriguez
said Univision would have taken "seriously." FIFA's Jerome Valcke said FIFA cut the deal because of fears that Fox Sports and Telemundo would sue FIFA for
switching the 2022 finals in Qatar from the summer to late fall. An apparent "sweet deal" calls for a modest increase of 10 percent in the fee for the 2026 tournament for which the USA is one of the
favorites to host. (New York Times)