FIFA Reacts on Trump's Threatening Tweets on 2026 World Cup

Fatma Samoura is being investigated by FIFA's Ethics Committee

FIFA issued a statement to Reuters saying that while it can not comment on specific remarks about the World Cup, it pointed to its rules of conduct, which prohibit governments from interfering in national soccer federations and from exerting "undue influence" on the selection of the World Cup host.

The U.S. previously hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1994, while Mexico played host in 1970 and 1986.

Trump tweeted that it would be a "shame" if countries lobby against the USA, asking aloud why the US should support them if they aren't supporting the nation he leads.

France also plan to back Morocco, while Russian Federation, next year's hosts, have said they too will vote for the north African nation.

The Bid Rules of Conduct prohibit governments from activities that "may adversely affect the integrity of the Bidding Process and create an undue influence on the Bidding Process". "Together we are supporting the candidacy of Mexico, Canada and the United States to host the 2026 World Cup".

Fifa Congress will choose the hosts in Moscow on June 13 and Trump has decided to make America's case.

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Trump's bid partners, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, voiced their support Friday.

Former Nigerian worldwide Daniel Amokachi presents Morocco Word Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa.

The president's tweet began with a rare call for Pan-American unity and ended with an global threat. "It's never worked out quite as well in the United States as it has elsewhere".

In tweeting his support of the bid, Donald Trump may have committed illegal tampering.

While America boasts massive stadiums and impressive infrastructure, they're far from clear favourites.

While the joint bid is considered strong enough, many African countries have already declared their support for Morocco's bid.

The main criticism, however, is Trump's perceived threat to other countries who are looking to vote against the bid.

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