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U.S. Soccer President Raises Concerns About Country's 2026 World Cup Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 22 / 18

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati raised concerns about the country's 2026 World Cup bid as a new poll showed global confidence in American leadership is "at an all-time low," according to the London GUARDIAN. The U.S. is "widely seen as a favorite to win the bid" for the '26 tournament, which...

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