On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump tweeted a video as he welcomed FIFA’s newest president Gianni Infantino in the White House Oval Office.
According to CBS News: Trump hailed the upcoming 2026 World Cup games as being a “very important and special event.” Infantino replaced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter who was ousted after more than 17 years as president of the soccer body amid rampant bribery and corruption investigations.
North America was recently selected to host the next 2026 World Cup where the United States, Canada and Mexico will jointly hold the games. In their deciding votes, FIFA body members cited the financial and logistical certainty of the North America bid with 134 votes of support.
Mr. Trump said there would be a “great partnership” between Canada and Mexico as they carry out the upcoming games.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018