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bid: An independent human rights report commissioned by the bid warned there could be some potential discrimination in relation to travel restrictions for some citizens from certain states, according to Toronto Star. Read more Trump threatens to withhold support from countries who don't back U.S. World Cup bid Article Continued Below Ottawa backs North American 2026 FIFA World Cup bid, pledges 5 million if it wins Canada, Mexico, U.S. seem afraid' they won't win joint 2026 World Cup bid, Blatter says The report was submitted to FIFA in March as part of bidding requirements but the U.S has offered fresh assurances to world football's governing body around the bearing of immigration policies on the World Cup. react-empty 142 All eligible athletes, officials and fans from all countries around the world would be able to enter the United States without discrimination, the U.S. government told FIFA in a letter last week. The North American bid has faced questions about the impact of attempts by U.S. President Donald Trump to implement a ban on travel to the U.S. by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The letter was to be cited in a speech in Brussels on Tuesday by Mexico Football Federation President Decio de Maria during an appearance with his U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Our three governments have provided the strong guarantees we need, including so that entry will be safe, reliable and convenient for every player and every fan, De Maria told the International Sports Press Association Congress. The three countries are jointly bidding to take on Morocco in the June 13 vote by the FIFA Congress. ( As reported in the news.