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CONCACAF President Calls For Automatic Entry For Every Country That Hosts 2026 WC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 17

With the U.S., Canada and Mexico "widely expected to bid jointly" for the 2026 World Cup, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, the region's FIFA VP, "believes all three should automatically enter the tournament if chosen as co-hosts," according to the AP. He said that continental football bodies s...

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