USA to co-host 2026 World Cup with Canada and Mexico

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Their exhausting campaign came to a successful end when Federation Internationale de Football Association awarded the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico on Wednesday. The United (North American) bid received 134 votes (67%), and Iran was the only country that voted for "none of the bids".

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The United States, Mexico and Canada will host soccer's biggest event in 2026.

But though United States of America and Mexico have previous experience of hosting the event in 1994 and 1986 respectively, an expanded tournament across three host nations for the first time would appear to pose a major challenge.

From the quarter-finals onwards all of the games will be hosted by the United States of America and the final is set to be played at the 82,500-capacity MetLife Stadium in NY.

Morocco's presentation took some not-so-subtle shots at the US, highlighting the fact that guns are banned in Morocco and stating that during the 1994 World Cup even world-renowned soccer stars were unknown in America. Mexico last missed the tournament in 1990, while Canada hasn't qualified for the World Cup since making their lone appearance in 1986.

Added Reed: "In our country of Canada we've got three wonderful host cities that have had great success in the past in hosting global sporting events, including the [2015] Women's World Cup, [2014] Women's Under-20 World Cup, [2007] Men's Under-20 World Cup".

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A total of 23 venues - three in Mexico, three in Canada, 17 in the United States - have made the final shortlist that will be considered for the tournament.

The North American bid had been deeply concerned by Trump's threat during the bidding process that nations that did not support it should not expect USA support on other issues. Where, exactly, the World Cup will be played, and whether all three host nations will automatically qualify for the tournament. To counter concerns about severe travel, the bid said teams would be placed in regional clusters.

According to Yahoo, the bid called for each of the three host nations to play in the opening matches.

The Moroccans were seeking to bring the World Cup to northern Africa for the first time.

All of these on their own are excellent reasons why hopefully we can persuade the 24 voters on the Fifa Executive Committee in December to award England this great prize. Another three are cities that will have expansion teams coming into MLS. Cordeiro contradicted Infantino's statement on the conference call, saying that the decision will be made by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Canada has not qualified since 1986, which is the last time the U.S. did not qualify, before 2018.

The FIFA inspectors had deemed Morocco a "high risk" choice, describing the two bids as "almost at opposite ends of the spectrum".

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