Trump warns countries against opposing 2026 World Cup bid

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE warned other countries to not oppose the U.S.’s joint bid with Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup.

“It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?” Trump tweeted Thursday.

 

 

The joint bid by the North American nations was initially the favorite to win the rights to host the World Cup, the first time it would be held on the continent since 1994, according to CBS Sports.

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However, ESPN reported earlier this year that Morocco could land the tournament instead.

Member nations of FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, will vote on the World Cup location on June 13.

Trump also used the tweet to resurrect his past criticism of countries that don’t support the U.S. at the United Nations.

He suggested last year that the U.S. could withhold foreign aid for nations that voted in favor of a U.N. resolution calling on the U.S. to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.