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FIFA keeps bidding options open for 2026 World Cup

MANAMA:¬†FIFA are to leave open the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup until August, it said in a statement on Tuesday, after rejecting an attempt by the three-nation North American proposal to fast-track their plan. The bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada remains the only proposal so far to host the 2026 event, but FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday opted to give other possible bidders a further three months. While no rival bid has so far emerged, there have been media reports that Morocco could join the…