U.S., Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

Clyde Nash
June 17, 2018

The United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup after beating bid rival Morocco, FIFA has announced.

The North American bid beat the rival Morocco proposal, winning 134 votes to 65 for Morocco.

It will be the first time the World Cup has been in North America since the US hosted in 1994, and it will be the first time it has been hosted by three countries.

MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is expected to host the 2026 World Cup final.

The Cotton Bowl was a venue when the United States last hosted the World Cup in 1994.

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"Overall we scored solidly in the bid and we know we have the best stadium in the country to host soccer".

"United States (is) working together with Canada and Mexico for the United bid, for your advice and your support". As part of the bid, which was decided on by more than 200 member nations and announced at the annual FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, the USA will host 60 games while Canada and Mexico will each host 10.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway on June 14, as the top nations in the world of soccer touch down in Russian Federation with one common goal: Hoisting that attractive golden trophy depicting two humans together holding the globe.

"I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country to continue to work for football and realise one day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".

The organization expects to make more than $100 million during the four-year period after the Russia World Cup.

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Not only did she remind delegates about Morocco's lack of infrastructure but highlighted the North American bid's ability to deliver double the revenue at $14 billion.

Miami and Orlando are among the 23 cities in the running to host matches, and Hard Rock Stadium - built for soccer and known as a host to sold-out worldwide matches - is expected to be selected.

U.S. soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today".

I just found out from Dow Constantine why we all are paying six figures per family for Sound Transit. Matches in Mexico will be played in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara; games in Canada will be played in Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton, according to Pro Soccer Talk.

It marks the fifth time the North African country has failed to secure the right to host the global football tournament.

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