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USA will bid for 2026 World Cup only under certain conditions

The United States will only consider a bid for the 2026 World Cup if Fifa tightens up its rules on bidding, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati says. Gulati was head of the US bid for the 2022 tournament which was defeated by Qatar, and there has been talk of a new bid for 2026.

But Gulati, who is now a FIFA executive member, told the Leaders in Football conference in London: "Would we be interested in bidding for 2026? The procedures would need to be very different to what they are now. If the critical issue is taking it to new lands, then tell us in advance, because we won't bother."

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