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SBD Global/April 10, 2014/International Football

CONCACAF President Says He Wants U.S., Mexico Or Canada To Host 2026 World Cup

Among CONCACAF's "many priorities, one tops the list: hosting the 2026 World Cup," according to David Goldberg J. of LA NACION. CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb said, "Our primary short-term goal is to host a World Cup. It will have been 32 years since CONCACAF last hosted a World Cup (U.S. in '94)." Webb confirmed that "the region's three possibilities are Canada, Mexico and the U.S., but he explained that only one will have an official host candidacy presented to FIFA." Of the three, Canada was the "only country he referred to specifically." Webb: "They will have some advantage in terms of organization, given that they will host the U20 Women's World Cup in August." In '07, FIFA eliminated "its rotation policy, making only the last two World Cup organizing confederations ineligible to participate in the process -- in this case Europe and Africa" (LA NACION, 4/8).
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