Trump win may wreck US plan to host World Cup

Donald Trump’s shock victory in the presidential race may have jeopardized any prospect of the United States teaming up with Mexico to form an unstoppable joint bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Trump’s success over Hillary Clinton is also a significant setback for Los Angeles’ hopes of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. The city’s bid leaders have previously admitted that his controversial views on Hispanics and Muslims may lose the backing among International Olympic Committee members.

In terms of the football tournament, the US has been considered the strongest contender after Fifa ruled last month that it would not accept bids from countries in Europe or Asia.