Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12677)           
UK only International

Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?

By Tom Walker    16 May 2018
Trump's uncompromising style has riled FIFA officials / Shutterstock

US President Donald Trump could, inadvertently, foil US Soccer's plans to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The president has been vocal in his support for the bid to bring the world's largest sporting event to the US.

Trump's uncompromising and unconventional style of diplomacy, however, is in danger of unintentionally alienating the people who matter the most when it comes to deciding who will be handed the event.

The US launched a joint bid with Mexico and Canada for the tournament in 2017 and early signs were promising, with the international football federation FIFA praising the bid for having all the facilities needed to host a "successful tournament".

Since then, however, Trump has insisted on plans to build a wall between the US and potential World Cup partner Mexico.

As well as estranging one of the US' closest allies for securing the tournament, Trump has also unleashed one of his famous Twitter rants against Morocco – the only other country bidding for the 2026 World Cup.

The president has effectively threatened to cut aid and other forms of support to countries which are prepared to support the Moroccan bid – which, in Trump's view, constitutes to opposing the joint North American bid.

His threats relating to the Morrocan bid hasn't gone down well with African member nations of FIFA – who could ultimately decide the winner of the bid for the 2026 tournament due to the number of votes they hold.

Trump's interference in the bid has also fallen foul of FIFA, which has – in response to the president's rhetoric – repeatedly referenced its bid rules, which prohibit "political activities" that can have "undue influence on the bidding process".

The host of the 2026 tournament will be voted for at the FIFA Congress on 13 June.

Donald Trump  2026 FIFA World Cup 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom

Gym Trainer - Manchester Fallowfield

The Gym Group
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England

Extreme Sport Supervisor

GLL
Salary: UP to £11,160 per annum based on 20 hours per week
Location: London, UK

Fitness Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Bristol, UK

Commercial Marketing Director

Mytime Active
Salary: Up to £90000 per annum
Location: Kent, England, UK

Dry Side Leisure Assistant

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.75 per hour
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Swimming Teacher

MXT Swim School
Salary: Immediate Start - Flexible Hours - Competitive Rates
Location: West Sussex, UK

Deputy Centre Manager

The Climbing Hangar
Salary: £25k - £27k + 20% potential bonus based on achieving KPI's
Location: Parsons Green, London, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £21,284 per annum
Location: Archway, North London

Sales & Fitness Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum plus OTE
Location: Kidlington, UK
recruiting with sports management

General Assistant

Legacy Leisure
Salary: £5.60 - £7.83 per hour
Location: Nailsea, UK

Sports Centre Operations Manager

Caterham School
Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience
Location: Caterham, Surrey, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £17,806 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £16,187 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK

Swim Manager / Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Kenilworth, UK
recruiting with sports management

Chief Executive Officer

Westmorland County FA
Salary: £37,000 - £38,500
Location: Kendal, UK

Active Leeds Development Officer - Health

Leeds City Council
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Leeds, UK

Recreation Assistant x2

Dudley Metroplitan Borough Council
Salary: Grade 3 £16,863 - £17,391 pa
Location: Stourbridge, UK

MASTER Aquatic Leads – 3 roles

Everybody Sport and Recreation
Salary: £26,821- £30,152
Location: Cheshire, UK

Fitness Instructor

énergie group
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Cambuslang, Glasgow, UK

Swimming Lesson Coordinator

Lex Leisure
Salary: £22,000
Location: Bexley, UK

Operations Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Circa £24,000
Location: Thetford, UK
training with sports management

Area Manager

Leeds City Council
Salary: £34,106 – £37,107 per annum
Location: Leeds, UK

Athletics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, UK

General Manager

The Gym Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Ashford, UK

Membership Advisor

Parkwood Leisure
Salary:
Location: Bristol, UK

Membership Advisor

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Bristol, UK

Lifeguards

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Southampton, UK

Health Referral Facilitator

GLL
Salary: £9.71 per hour
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK
lifeguard jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  apprenticeships jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  Swimming Instructor jobs  membership consultant jobs  general manager jobs  General Assistant jobs  duty manager jobs  fitness instructor jobs  Customer Advisor jobs  Leisure Assistant jobs  Aqua Instructor jobs  Attractions Crew jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Myzone
Tracking your workout effort just became effortless.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, we have a proven track record endorsed by a diverse range of industry leaders.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Dates revealed for Reebok Les Mills Live 2019
Reebok Les Mills Live will return to Singapore in 2019 – the second time the event will be held in the city-state.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest
Company: Forestry Commission
Location: White Rocks, Hastings
Company: GVA
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

22-24 Jan 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-29 Jan 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom
29-31 Jan 2019
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
27-28 Feb 2019
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
More diary dates