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North America will host the World Cup in 2026

North America will host the World Cup in 2026

"Football today is the only victor".

England, like Morocco, knows the feeling of falling short in the bid to host the World Cup.

The United States will be joined by Canada and Mexico in hosting the 2026 World Cup, FIFA has announced.

"Not to comment really on the USA side, but maybe they felt that they wished to go further in some additional letters which they had received from their president", he added. North America will host the six-team playoff tournament in November 2025 to decide the last two places in the 48-team lineup.

"It just made a lot of sense to accommodate and expand a tournament have all three countries host and really kind of spread the football love all around North America", Shanks added. But that is not carved in stone.

U.S. soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today". With three host countries, it would be natural to give all three host sides a Day 1 showcase.

Three Canadian cities - Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto - could potentially host matches.

Labrecque pointed out that the Olympic Stadium has already played host to the women's World Cup and the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup. "Our cities are ready to host today", said John Kristick, executive director of the United Bid Committee.

Some big-name cities also opted out of hosting, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Tampa, and Vancouver, B.C., citing uncertainty over cost.

However, Nigeria's relationship with Morocco has improved over the years leading to a first presidential visit by a Nigerian leader to the North African country. In the past, only members of what was then the Federation Internationale de Football Association executive committee decided via secret ballot. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.

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Smith said Baffert made his dreams come true. "Opinions die", Baffert said. Adjusting for inflation, that figure would be $104 million today.

The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. He was born in Ghana in a refugee camp. The U.S. team failed to qualify this year.

Speaking about the importance of the World Cup, Putin said that several generations of Russian fans had been dreaming of this.

"The people of North America have always welcomed me". All of the proposed stadiums exist already. "Categorically, nobody", Cordeiro said.

"We're not missing our own home World Cup".

"Now we're asking for a second chance to show our abilities", he said through an interpreter. One Congress member voted for "neither bid".

On paper, the two bids are worlds apart.

Both bids were of a very high quality and we welcome the fact that the bidding process was both open and transparent.

Many expected the bid to go to the joint bidders as they were the lower-risk choice. It is competing against a bid from Morocco.

Morocco plans to use 14 stadiums, nine of which have yet to be built with the other five due for renovation.


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