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Switzerland identifies 53 more FIFA money-laundering incidents tied to 2018 2022 bids

Switzerland identifies 53 more FIFA money-laundering incidents tied to 2018 2022 bids

Thanks to FIFA's outrageous demands towards host cities, a few major North American cities opted not to be included in the joint bid between the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup.

Seventeen of the cities are in the United States and three each are in Canada and Mexico. The United Bid announced its list of 23 Candidate Host Cities that are included in the Bid Book yesterday afternoon.

Two big omissions from the list are Chicago, which is the home of U.S. Soccer's headquarters, and Vancouver, which hosted the 2015 Women's World Cup Final.

While the federal government is backing the city, on Thursday the Alberta government said it would not throw its financial support behind Edmonton's participation in the joint bid.

The United 2026 World Cup bid have unveiled their 23-city hosting list and while there are a few notable omissions - Vancouver, Chicago, Salt Lake and Minneapolis being the highest profile - it is still an impressive and broad-based power play in the bid battle.

Twenty-three cities have been put up as possible hosts for games, from which 16 will be selected.

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In Jack's case, earlier in the season, he wasn't playing regularly at club level. "He's getting closer to where we want him". Tarkowski added: "It's a bit unexpected, but you work all your life to get to these moments".

"After much discussion and several attempts to work within the parameters prescribed by Federation Internationale de Football Association, we chose not to continue forward in the bid process", the Minneapolis Bid Committee said in a statement.

"Inglewood is not being bid to host the World Cup", Kristick said. The stadium hosted the opening game and four other matches during the 1994 World Cup in the United States. The United Bid is in the running against Morocco.

When the finalists were announced in October, the Chicago Sports Commission touted what Chicago could bring to the North American bid, which is competing with Morocco for FIFA's approval.

Emanuel spokesman Matt McGrath said the primary reason for the city's decision was FIFA's insistence that the cities in the bid issue a "blank check".

The San Francisco Bay Area, along with the United Bid, will instead be able to work with FIFA to ensure the players, officials, and fans have an extraordinary experience at the largest FIFA World Cup™ ever staged. Our focus is on basing our bid on its merits and basing it on the interests of football and the World Cup going forward, rather than the politics of the day.

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