Report: U.S. 2026 World Cup bid fast-tracked for this week
ESPN’s Sam Borden says the United States is expected to make the grade as the host for the 2026 World Cup.
Borden says that South America is focused on 2030, leaving only Africa -- specifically Morocco -- as a confederation weighing a bid on 2026.
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Regardless of that, the politics of the situation lean toward the United States.
The vote is Thursday, and the United States would have to prove its worthiness by June 2018. If the U.S. is not approved Thursday, Borden writes, a more traditional vote will be held.