Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign

"I don't see how I cannot vote for a country near us. Africa has only had one World Cup in its history. That's not a lot. Morocco is ready even if it doesn't have the means of its rivals. France has only one vote but perhaps it will be a boost for Europe to choose Morocco."

-- Noel Le Graet, president of the French soccer federation, confirming that his federation will vote for Morocco over the United 2026 bid for the hosting rights to the 2026 World Cup. France will host the USA in a friendly in Lyon on June 9, four days before FIFA's 211 members are slated to pick the host. (L'Equipe in French)
2 comments about "Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign".
  1. Brian Cameron, April 5, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.

    And France won't vote for one if its largest allies, trading parties and member of NATO? Really? This smells like another vote-buying farce that awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia over England, and 2022 to Qatar over the US. It's time for the leading soccer nations to abandon FIFA and start their own organization. 

  2. Ric Fonseca replied, April 5, 2018 at 9:26 p.m.

    Brian, this smells more like something that has "infected" the current anti-US mentality spurred on by the current US political situation that was discussed just prior to the US Soccer presidential elections and which I will leave up to you to figure out.

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