Ghana risks FIFA ban ahead of 2026 World Cup hosting vote

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote by FIFA after its government said it would disband the national soccer federation amid corruption allegations.

Ghana has been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco next Wednesday in Moscow against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Ghanaian government says a television journalist’s undercover film exposed ”gross malfunctioning” of the soccer body, including ”widespread fraud, corruption and bribery.”

FIFA typically bans national soccer bodies from international matches and meetings for ”government interference” in how they are run.

Ghana’s soccer president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, is an elected member of FIFA’s ruling council, which meets Sunday in Moscow.

Ghana’s government says Thursday it will announce interim measures to govern the sport and work with FIFA.

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