Cordeiro, center, said he hoped members would set aside politics when they vote. (Anders Kjaerbye/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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Leaders of North America's bid for the 2026 World Cup urged FIFA voters to ignore the "politics of the moment" Tuesday as they promised to deliver a record-breaking multibillion-dollar profit for the global football showpiece. In an address to the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in Brussels, United States Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said the 48-team tournament would hand world governing body FIFA a record $11 billion profit.Infantino, who is said to favor the North American bid, also hopes to oversee the creation of a money-spinning FIFA Club World Cup.Although Morocco's bid has emphasized that its time zones make it attractive for European television schedules, Cordeiro said media revenues from a North American World Cup would top $5 billion for the first time.
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