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Secure stadiums the Trump card in three-way bid

China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-12 07:18

US president backs plan with Canada, Mexico

NEW YORK - With dozens of secure, tournament-ready venues to choose from, the United States, Canada and Mexico on Monday announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 World Cup, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts of FIFA's showpiece tournament.

US Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati, who announced the bid in New York with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts, said they had the backing of President Donald Trump, despite the American leader's rocky relations with Mexico.

Secure stadiums the Trump card in three-way bid

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