The 2026 FIFA World Cup is heading to North America after a joint bid from the United States, Canada, and Mexico defeated Morocco in a landslide vote on Wednesday. And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.
Arrowhead has experience with Major League Soccer events, having hosted the Kansas City Wizards - now known as Sporting Kansas City - for 12 years and the U.S. Open Cup Final in 2004. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Federation Internationale de Football Association will meet with the bid committee over the next two years to determine, by mid or late 2020, the North American cities that will stage the tournament's 80 matches.
"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 FIFA Congress selected the United Bid over a bid from Morocco in a 134-65 vote early Wednesday morning.
Less than two month's before Canada was thrust onto the world stage as a future host of the largest single-sport event on the planet, a significant step was made to help ensure that the team that would ultimately represent the Maple Leaf on opening day doesn't fail spectacularly with the world watching.
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It is the fifth time Morocco has bid to host the tournament. The U.S. hosted once in 1994. We are proud of Kansas City's involvement in the United Bid and look forward to 2026 with tremendous excitement.
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"They have made a decision among themselves but ultimately it will be up to FIFA to decide", FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters Wednesday.
Of the 23 cities chosen as potential host sites, 15 now have MLS teams. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup but held the women's tournament in 2015.
Each U.S. city would host at least five matches. Canada and Mexico would then host ten games each.
Miami is a flawless city to host World Cup matches.
For the first time in more than 30 years, the USA men's national soccer team will not compete, after failing to qualify.
In the closing days before the vote, Trump ― who won't be president during the 2026 World Cup, even if he wins re-election in 2020 ― promised that visiting players and fans would not face visa problems around the tournament.