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Ghana Football Association disbanded after documentary shows officials taking bribes ahead of 2026 World Cup vote
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Ghana Football Association disbanded after documentary shows officials taking bribes ahead of 2026 World Cup vote

The Ghanaian Football Association may be disbanded due to the release of a documentary which shows senior GFA officials taking bribes.

Former England captain David Beckham backs North America's bid to host the 2026 World Cup
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Former England captain David Beckham backs North America's bid to host the 2026 World Cup

David Beckham has thrown his weight behind North America's bid to host the 2026 World Cup as the vote looms, saying the fans' passion for football would make the event "very special".

US President Donald Trump warns nations opposing North America's 2026 World Cup bid with political repercussions
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US President Donald Trump warns nations opposing North America's 2026 World Cup bid with political repercussions

Trump tweeted: "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?"

France declare support for Morocco's bid to host 2026 World Cup ahead of FIFA inspection
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France declare support for Morocco's bid to host 2026 World Cup ahead of FIFA inspection

France is set to back Morocco in the north African country's bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the president of the French Football Association said on Friday.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeals for football World Cup without VAR
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeals for football World Cup without VAR

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said that the World Cup should not be used as an occasion to experiment with video replay technology.

Donald Trump's controversies could hurt country's joint 2026 World Cup bid, says US Soccer president Sunil Gulati
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Donald Trump's controversies could hurt country's joint 2026 World Cup bid, says US Soccer president Sunil Gulati

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned on Thursday.

Morocco football federation confirms it will bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup
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Morocco football federation confirms it will bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco's football federation (FRMF) announced on Friday it had told the sport's world governing body FIFA it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Fifa still undecided on World Cup format, 32, 40 and 48-team options are all open
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Fifa still undecided on World Cup format, 32, 40 and 48-team options are all open

Fifa executives will make a final decision on World Cup reform in January after weighing up three proposals on Thursday, as president Gianni Infantino pushes plans to grow the lucrative tournament

Amid corruption investigations, FIFA postpones bidding for 2026 FIFA World Cup
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Amid corruption investigations, FIFA postpones bidding for 2026 FIFA World Cup

FIFA will postpone the start of bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup following the launch of a corruption investigation, a senior official in football's governing body said on Wednesday.