Opinion: When it comes to values, there’s a clear choice for the World Cup Final

By Annette Taddeo, former member of the Florida State Senate

During the summer of 2026, North America will play host to the FIFA World Cup. This tournament, involving a record 48 teams playing matches at 16 venues spanning the continent, is set to be the biggest sporting event in world history.

One important detail has yet to be decided, though: the location of the Final.

The New York Times reported Friday that FIFA’s brass has narrowed the possibilities to two Final finalists: Dallas-Fort Worth’s AT&T Stadium and New York-New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. On Sunday night, FIFA’s president attended the Dallas Cowboys’ home game. An official decision is expected this fall.

To politically-minded individuals like myself, these two regions evoke polar opposite mental images. Texas, the spiritual home of conservatism, is becoming more draconian, while New York, whose name is synonymous with liberalism and multiculturalism, represents just the opposite.

FIFA, an organisation that prides itself on internationalism, diversity, and acceptance, should keep those values front of mind as they pick the host for their signature event.

One doesn’t have to live in New York to know that it represents the best America has to offer. It’s home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The region’s population hails from more than 130 countries and speaks over 200 languages. It’s no surprise that it’s where the United Nations is headquartered.

My grandparents on my father’s side of the family came through Ellis Island and our last name is inscribed in its records. My family eventually settled in New Jersey to pursue the American Dream, which the New York/New Jersey area has always represented so well.

Meanwhile, Texas can’t seem to stop making headlines for all the wrong reasons. It boasts perhaps the most extreme abortion restrictions in the nation. Governor Greg Abbott’s bizarre and xenophobic floating border wall flagrantly violates federal law….

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Author : Paul Nicholson

Publish date : 2023-09-19 12:06:35

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