trump travel ban could cost united states in bid for 2026 world cup
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Trump travel ban could cost United States in bid for 2026 World Cup

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Fifa President Gianni Infantino.
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The United States would have to grant entry to players, officials and fans from any country that qualified if it won the right to host the 2026 World Cup finals, football body Fifa said on Thursday.
Responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from travelling to the United States, Fifa boss Gianni Infantino said any nation bidding for the tournament would have clear rules.
"We are now in the process of defining the bid requirements," he said.
"In the world there are certainly many countries with travel bans, visa requirements and so on and so forth.
"What is obvious is that when it comes to the World Cup, like the Olympic Games ... any team, including the supporters and officials of that team who have qualified, need to have access to the country. Otherwise there is no World Cup."
Concacaf, the governing body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, is mulling a three-way joint bid for the 2026 World Cup between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Fifa has ruled out a bid from Europe or Asia, leaving the Concacaf region as front-runer for a tournament set to expand to 48 nations from 32.
The United States last hosted the World Cup in 1994 and Mexico in 1986.
Los Angeles is also bidding against Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics with a vote on that due in September.
Victor Montagliani, the Concacaf president, said last month that a wall planned by Trump along the US-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event.
Regional football officials have, however, been tight-lipped about the executive order.
The head of European football body Uefa warned last month that restrictions could damage any US bid.
"It will be part of the evaluation, and I am sure it will not help the United States to get the World Cup," Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin told the New York Times.
"If players cannot come because of political decisions, or populist decisions, then the World Cup cannot be played there."
Iran, one of the six countries named, have played in three World Cups including the 2014 finals in Brazil while Syria beat China last October in a qualifier.
"The requirements will be clear. Then each country can make up their decision whether they want to bid or not," said Infantino. "It’s nothing to do with the US or not the US, it’s a general sporting criteria."

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