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US World Cup Selection A Boon For Soccer Deal Attorneys

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 9:39 PM EDT) -- FIFA on Wednesday voted to award the 2026 World Cup to a joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico, a decision that should spur more business for sports attorneys as it further pushes advertising and sponsorship deals, and increases media rights and professional team valuations amid the already growing interest in soccer in the U.S.

FIFA member nations voted 134-65 in favor of the North American joint bid over a competing bid from Morocco at a meeting in Moscow a day ahead of the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, bringing the international soccer tournament back to North...

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