Tags: World Cup 2026 (Soccer)

World Cup 2026 Is Awarded to United States, Canada and Mexico

After months of meetings and arm-twisting, a campaign that began last August when Morocco jumped into the race on the final day that countries could announce their intention to bid, ended in an instant: with electronic vote totals suddenly flashing onto a giant screen. The victory spared U.S. Soccer a second stunning defeat in less…

Trump Letters Might Be Key to North American Bid to Host 2026 World Cup

Then, in mid-April, after members of FIFA’s technical committee visited Mexico, the United States and Canada to evaluate the bid’s readiness, Mr. Cordeiro met with Mr. Kushner at the White House. Mr. Cordeiro thanked White House officials for the administration’s support throughout the bidding process, a person familiar with the meeting said, and then asked…

The Power Politics of Gianni Infantino

That has not happened. As president, Infantino has overseen the biggest decisions facing the organization while his secretary general, Fatma Samoura, a former United Nations official from Senegal, has largely been marginalized. Samoura was not made available for interview. But Miguel Maduro, FIFA’s former governance chief, said the secondary role she has assumed is a…