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  U.S. territories won't vote for 2026 World Cup hosts - sources
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 12, 2018 08:48pm
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News DateTuesday, June 12, 2018 08:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe football federations for the United States territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will not vote on Wednesday when FIFA members decide the hosts of the 2026 World Cup, sources confirmed to ESPN FC.

The territories' decision, first reported by The Guardian, comes after repeated urging from the Morocco bid and could potentially take four votes away from the North American "United bid" of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

The Moroccan Football Federation had written to FIFA multiple times in May to raise concerns over the potential conflict of interest of the four territories participating in the vote, sources said.

FIFA has previously urged federations to declare a possible conflict of interest ahead of the vote, but none of the four American-governed territories has done so. None of the U.S., Canada, Mexico or Morocco will be allowed to vote either.
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