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United States, Canada and Mexico to jointly host 2026 World Cup

13 June, 2018, 18:59 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • 4505072383 United States Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup

A united bid of the U.S., Canada and Mexico was awarded the right Wednesday to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

"The United Bid's successful effort in bringing the 2026 World Cup to North America is a monumental breakthrough for soccer in the United States, Canada and Mexico", Sporting Kansas City owner Cliff Illig said in a news release.

Mwendwa's stance implies the likes of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Benin, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde and Lesotho all went against a gentleman's agreement to vote for the North American bid.

The World Cup is coming back to America. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency would end before the 2026 World Cup.

The current blueprint calls for Canada and Mexico to stage 10 games each, with the U.S.to host 60.

US soccer officials see the 2026 championship as an opportunity to further grow a sport that has blossomed since the '94 tournament with the ascent of first- and second-division pro leagues (Major League Soccer and United Soccer League) and a fertile environment for matches and events involving eminent teams from around the world.

Also short travels between venues is attractive for Morocco against long-haul flights and cross-border travelling between three North American countries.

Next, FIFA's evaluation task force raised serious doubts about Morocco's capacity to host the World Cup.

After considering separate bids for the 2026 World Cup, the federations that govern soccer in Mexico, Canada and the United States chose to launch a cooperative effort to host the tournament in April 2017.

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Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. "We are all united in football", US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said. Citing a number of high-profile sponsors dropping FIFA, London newspaper The Independent reported that FIFA's 2018 World Cup sponsorship revenues were down $240 million.

However, the Federation Internationale de Football Association bid evaluation Task Force marked the United bid as far outweighing their rivals who had some high risks areas especially in infrastructure needed to host an expanded 48-team tournament. Canadian officials have already said that there is a movement to stage games in all three countries on the tournament's opening day, should the so-called United bid carry the day.

"Thank you so much for this incredible honour".

This was also the first time that every Federation Internationale de Football Association member nation apart from the four nations involved in the bids was given a vote on the issue.

Moroccan officials, who have stressed throughout their campaign how snatching the tournament from under the noses of the North American favourites will transform the landscape of their country, remain quietly confident they can upset the odds.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup".

The distance between the most northern host city (Edmonton) and the most southern (Mexico City) is nearly 3,000 miles, which compares to 1,900 miles at this month's tournament in Russian Federation.

"What can really be the legacy, whether we host matches or are just involved with this in some other grand scheme, that can make sure that Baltimore and the state of Maryland have maximized the potential of being a part of the World Cup?"

The bid victory will also stack the USA sports landscape with major competitions in perhaps three consecutive years. The only other World Cup played in more than one country was in the 2002 event shared by South Korea and Japan.

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