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Saudi sports chief backs North America 2026 World Cup bid

RIYADH: Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh on Tuesday extended his support for a joint US-Canada-Mexico bid to host the 2026 World Cup, calling it a "strong" contender. The comment from Sheikh, an advisor to powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, came as he hosted United States Soccer Federation chief Carlos Cordeiro, who sought Saudi support for the joint bid in competition with Morocco. "I was pleased to meet with the president of the American Football Association and chairman of the joint bid for US,…