Talk of the 2026 World Cup bid campaign

“It’s a new leadership with profoundly different ideas."

-- David B. Roberts, a Gulf expert at London's King’s College, on Saudi Arabia, which supports the United 2026 bid against Morocco and has taken a newly aggressive role in international soccer matters, backing the $25 billion offer to launch two new soccer tournaments and pitching regional federations on a new South West Asian bloc. (New York Times)
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