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FIFA Yanks 2026 Bidding; 'Nonsense' to Decide Now

US, Mexico, Canada, Colombia rumored to be in the running

(Newser) - FIFA has suspended the 2026 World Cup bidding process amid a widening corruption scandal implicating previous bid contests. "Due to the situation, I think it's nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being," says FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, per Sky News . "It will... More »

FIFA: World Cup Must Have Beer

Brazilians not allowed to ban booze, soccer chief says

(Newser) - Banning beer at the 2014 World Cup is not an option, FIFA chief Jerome Valcke has warned Brazil. The world soccer kingpin, visiting the country for an inspection tour, says he isn't happy about the state of Brazil's infrastructure, the pace of construction at stadiums and, in particular,... More »

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