Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign

“As a general rule, we cannot comment on specific statements in connection with the bidding process. We can only refer to the FIFA regulations for the selection of the venue for the final competition of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and in particular to the bid rules of conduct incorporated therein.”

-- FIFA statement in response to President Donald Trump's tweet in which he said "it would be a shame" if countries the USA always supported lobbied against the United 2026 bid for the 2026 World Cup hosting rights. FIFA's regulations (12.5.1.d) allow it to terminate a bid for any violation that adversely affects the integrity of the bidding process or can be considered as unduly influencing the selection process. (Reuters)
1 comment about "Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign".
  1. Wallace Wade, April 28, 2018 at 10:37 a.m.

    I would think this would be viewed as outside political influence. Grounds for terminating the bid.

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