President Donald Trump is the most powerful man in the world. How powerful, exactly? Apparently, he’s so powerful that he’s the only man who can prevent the United States from hosting the World Cup in 2026.
While speaking at the Soccerex Global convention in Manchester, England, International Champions Cup organizer Charlie Stillitano, told the assembled delegates of the particular danger posed by the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Every day I wake up and I see our president has made a new tweet. The only thing that could possibly derail it is some crazy action on the part of our government but I can’t even imagine that.
“It’s ours to lose. I can’t imagine we don’t have the World Cup. I saw Sunil Gulati – our president – was almost gleeful in talking about how this was going to be by far the most profitable World Cup.
“All the stadia are done already, all the highways are done, the train stations are done. The hotels are there in the cities.
“I talked to contacts within FIFA, UEFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL and I think it’s almost a given that it’s going to be in the US. I’d be shocked if they lost.”
The U.S. is bidding for the World Cup, along with Canada and Mexico. The plan would be for Canada and Mexico to host ten matches each, while the U.S. would host the remaining 60. Morocco has also entered a bid.