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Leaders of North America's 2026 World Cup bid scurry to keep politics from trumping their advantage

MOSCOW - Undeterred by the changing politics that have buffeted the United States-led North American bid for the 2026 World Cup, leaders of the three-nation campaign are banking on a more dependable ally to get them past the finish line - money.

More than 200 FIFA member nations attending the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow will choose Wednesday between a debt-laden Moroccan plan and United 2026 - a joint effort of the U.S., Canada and Mexico - to organize soccer's 2026 world championships.

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