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South American nations to vote for 2026 N America World Cup

April 13, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, Dominguez, center, president of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, and Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, right, pose for a photo during CONMEBOL's annual conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. CONMEBOL has asked FIFA to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar. (AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero)

The North American bid for the 2026 World Cup has gained the support of the 10 South American soccer nations.

The announcement from CONMEBOL on Friday came two months before the FIFA Congress is due to vote on whether to award the tournament to Morocco, or to the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

FIFA’s bid inspection team has spent the week in North America, visiting all three countries, and it travels to Morocco next week.

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