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Morocco receive late boost in their bid to host 2026 World Cup

• Joint USA, Mexico, Canada bid promises higher profit
• Belief Donald Trump could alienate some nations

The race to host the 2026 World Cup finals was too close to call, according to Fifa insiders, as Morocco received a late boost to their hopes with the expectation that four US territories will abstain from voting on Wednesday.

The so-called united bid of the USA, Mexico and Canada is the technically safer option and definitely more attractive financially to the voting federations but that may not be enough to carry them over the line. Their position was weakened by the expectation that four US territories at the centre of a voting row will not take part.

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