Joint North America bid wins 2026 World Cup hosting right

Alicia Guzman
June 17, 2018

Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986.

There were also violent clashes between Russian Federation and England supporters when the two countries played each other in Marseille at Euro 2016.

Is Canada guaranteed three host cities?

Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton are all candidates cities for games at the tournament that will be hosted by Canada, the USA and Mexico.

The North American countries also showed that they have the necessary infrastructure to host the 48-team tournament.

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Mexico will host only 10 matches of the 80 to be played in the expanded tournament with matches played at the historic Estadio Azteca in Mexico City and lovely, modern facilities in Monterrey's Estadio BBVA Bancomer and Chivas de Guadalajara's Estadio Akron. The Football Association has not hosted the tournament since 1966, having failed in bids for 1990, 2006 and 2018.

Will Canada get automatic entry as co-host?

That was a case of returning the favour - the three winning countries had given Infantino support in his bid to succeed Blatter.

All 32 teams are separated into eight groups.

Delegates had been faced with a clear choice - the joint North American bid boasts modern, established stadiums and well-developed transport links underpinned by Mexican football fervour. Who is going to emerge as the victor at 2018 FIFA World Cup? Canada too is hosting 10 games.

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The United States will be joined by Canada and Mexico in hosting the 2026 World Cup, FIFA has announced. Cordeiro defended that split, calling it "the most optimal mix of cities and matches".

The full field likely won't be known until the last week of November 2025 with the final draw expected to follow in the first week of December 2025. Both teams are very evenly matched, but the difference will be the experience that both teams have.

What surface will the tournament be played on? A number of training sites would also have to go to a grass surface.

England are reportedly in a strong position to be awarded the World Cup in 2030 following the announcement for the 2026 tournament on Wednesday. "I never played soccer".

How will the tournament work?

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He says the federal government has already offered to help Edmonton cover that cost, but he says the province now needs to step up. This was seen by many as a consolation prize to the United States after the embracement of the U.S. Men's National Team failing to qualify to make to Moscow.

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