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Top Football Execs Believe 2026 World Cup In North America Would Elevate Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 24 / 17

Football may be on a literal and figurative roll in North America, but three leaders of the game say scoring the 2026 FIFA World Cup for the region will take it to another level. "It's a big opportunity for all of us,' said Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. "Major League Soccer came out o...

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