"I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you and that they will likewise support us in our bid, along with Canada and Mexico, for the 2026 World Cup", he said.
The Nigerian team had problems the night before the Confederations Cup in Brazil in 2013 and during the 2014 World Cup.
"We understand our responsibility, we understand that much still needs to be done. all the events are still ahead", Putin told Infantino in a separate meeting on Thursday, adding Russian Federation will do "all in its power" to ensure that the tournament meets the highest standards. The fine print made it clear this was an American bid dressed up as a joint enterprise: the United States would host 60 games, including every match from the quarter-finals onwards, with Mexico and Canada splitting the remaining 20 fixtures equally. Morocco is the other country pushing for the tournament.
The country has lauded the benefits of the tournament on its economy, which returned to growth last year after a two-year downturn brought on by Western sanctions and a collapse in global oil prices. The first was South Africa in 2010.
Gas prices on the rise in Billings, country
But Kloza said that once prices reach their peak, he expects about 20 states will have average prices of greater than $3. But 2014 also saw prices almost a dollar more expensive than they are now and a quick drop by the end of the year.
Last month, Olsson criticized FIFA's "expansion drive" after a 48-team World Cup in 2022 was suggested.
"Russia is ready for the tournament", and has only some last-minute "fine-tuning" to do, Putin said after meeting in Sochi with Gianni Infantino, president of soccer's world governing body, FIFA.
In recent weeks, at least three countries have announced their support for Morocco.
A new World Cup version of the popular ultimate team mode will also form part of the update, complete with a new chemistry system linked to the real-world tournament.
The 2026 edition will be different from previous tournaments as it will see the start of the expansion.