FIFA president Gianni Infantino during a January 2017 speech at the soccer organization’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Miami-Dade County hopes to host some games if the United States wins a bid to bring FIFA’s World Cup to North America in 2026. County lawyers say contractual language required by FIFA would subject Miami-Dade to open-ended costs as a host. Any disputes would be subject to arbitration in Switzerland. Miami-Dade is objecting to the proposed contract.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino during a January 2017 speech at the soccer organization’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Miami-Dade County hopes to host some games if the United States wins a bid to bring FIFA’s World Cup to North America in 2026. County lawyers say contractual language required by FIFA would subject Miami-Dade to open-ended costs as a host. Any disputes would be subject to arbitration in Switzerland. Miami-Dade is objecting to the proposed contract. Ennio Leanza AP
FIFA president Gianni Infantino during a January 2017 speech at the soccer organization’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Miami-Dade County hopes to host some games if the United States wins a bid to bring FIFA’s World Cup to North America in 2026. County lawyers say contractual language required by FIFA would subject Miami-Dade to open-ended costs as a host. Any disputes would be subject to arbitration in Switzerland. Miami-Dade is objecting to the proposed contract. Ennio Leanza AP

Miami’s bid to be a World Cup city hits a snag. One problem: Swiss law.

January 18, 2018 06:51 AM