Trump seeks support from Nigeria, other Africans to host 2026 World Cup

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EA Sports said a custom tournament mode would also be accessible, enabling players to create their own tournament draw - and draw in licensed national teams already already in Federation Internationale de Football Association but who did not qualify for the tournament, such as Italy, Chile or the US.

Infantino and Putin picked up theirs ahead of participating in a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, and they joined in declaring Russia's readiness to host the upcoming global showpiece.

Infantino wants his 37-member Fifa Council to approve signing the deal before the World Cup opens on June 14 in Russian Federation. "We will be watching very closely", he said about African countries' support for the bid.

"Custom Tournament" is a similar offering, except you can swap in the USMNT to see how Bruce's Boys would've faired in Russian Federation (or Italy, Chile and the Netherlands, if you're into it).

The Club World Cup could be expanded to 24 teams - including 12 from Europe - and staged every four years instead of annually. He also asked why they should be supporting countries when those countries don't support them, including at the UN.

The north African country's bid is now rivaled by a joint one from the United States, Mexico and Canada.




Cordeiro said while at an event in Denmark on Thursday that although Trump's comments had "come as a surprise to us" he had not met with any backlash among voters.

African football federations are playing their cards close to the vest about who they will back to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, in reaction to U.S. president Donald Trump's request that Africa supports the American bid.

Some analysts say Trump's heavy-handed intervention could tilt support away from North American bid.

The European Leagues are opposed to FIFA's plans to introduce two brand new competitions, a revamped Club World Cup and a new FIFA Nations League.

"And I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of that was down to the fact that Trump has waded in".

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