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Infantino, Trump welcome success for joint bid

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino calls it "a nice message" that the United States, Canada and Mexico will work together to host the 2026 World Cup.
   Infantino says after the member federations voted 134-65 in favor of the joint North American bid over Morocco, "it is something we have to be happy for."
   Wednesday's vote in Moscow follows U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparring after a G7 summit in Canada.
   Trump has had troubled relations with Mexico since launching his presidential candidacy in 2015.
   Infantino says: "To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together, it is a nice message."
   Trump used social media to welcome the outcome of the vote, tweeting: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup. Congratulations -- a great deal of hard work!"
   While Trump has been feuding with Canadian leaders over tariffs and Mexico about his proposed border wall, the political leaders are not heavily involved in the World Cup bid. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency will end before the 2026 World Cup.
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