LONDON (AP) -- FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the Americans on Thursday that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup.
U.S. President Donald Trump's latest executive order bars new visas for people from six countries and temporarily shuts down America's refugee program, affecting would-be visitors and immigrants from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.
Although the World Cup is nine years away, FIFA expects bidding to begin next year with the host to be decided in 2020.
"It's obvious when it comes to FIFA competitions as well, any team, including the supporters and officials of that team, who qualify for a World Cup need to have access to the country, otherwise there is no World Cup," Infantino said. "The requirements will be clear. And then each country can make up their decision, whether they want to bid or not based on the requirements. Nothing to do with the U.S. or not, it's general sporting criterion."