How the ‘Trump Effect’ Could Derail the US World Cup Bid
Be careful whom you rough up on the pitch. While its bona fides for hosting the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada are unparalleled, the U.S. could still lose out to Morocco. President Trump’s description of Africa as home to “sh*thole countries” is but one insult that’s seen as possibly turning some small states, like the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, against America. With equal voting power in the host nation decision, expected on June 13, the little guys will get their chance to kick back.