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United 2026 bid needs to build support for US

Joint move by US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup could miss mark when it comes to winning friends

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"An important part of what we are doing has got very little to do with the sport frankly, it's a lot to do with the countries and given what is going on in the world we have always had a special relationship with these two federations." - Sunil Gulati, head of US Soccer Federation.

Toronto

THE heads of a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup trumpeted a winning plan on Saturday that technically ticks most if not all the boxes Fifa wants, but could miss the mark when it comes to winning friends.

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