Putin to Discuss Russia World Cup Preparations

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Last week Trump sent out a message to countries that they better support the US-Mexico-Canada bid and he continued lobbying during a joint news conference with the Nigerian President. They added that they can only refer to their regulations for the bid rules of conduct and the selection of the venue.

It could lead to criticism that Fifa is over-complicating global football and devaluing its flagship World Cup.

It was made clear to both delegations that these presentations would be taken to SAFA NEC who will give the mandate to the delegates going to the FIFA Congress in Moscow in June on which bid to support. The United States is joining Mexico and Canada in proposing a three-country host for the 2026 event. The US hosted the tournament 24 years ago. The latter explains that the body is providing a minimum of $8 million more in prize money after the tournament ends. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the cash will help all five of Africa's representatives - Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia - prepare for the tournament. Recall that in October previous year, Vladimir Putin approved that all the objects that are preparing for the 2018 world Cup in Russian Federation, including the stadiums will be only ready form, with the lack of debris and sanitized areas.

France was among the first, explaining that the continent had only had one World Cup.

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Its national team was the lowest-ranked team to enter the World Cup at the time of the draw in December.

The statement urged European soccer's governing body UEFA to ally with the World League Forum, the European Clubs Association and FIFPro (the global players union), to "firmly oppose and together stop this unilateral initiative from FIFA and the process which lacks of transparency and a proper consultation with the stakeholders".

In recent weeks, at least three countries have announced their support for Morocco.

The 2026 edition will be different from previous tournaments as it will see the start of the expansion.