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CONCACAF To Discuss Joint World Cup Bid; President Says U.S. Border Wall No Concern

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 17

CONCACAF will discuss a possible joint bid for the 2026 World Cup, according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. President Victor Montagliani said on Thursday that a "planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event." Montagliani said that CONCACAF would "e...

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