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

Morocco Will Complete 2026 World Cup Infrastructure Projects Despite Defeat

They warned "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated".

Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid, meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City.

"It just made a lot of sense to accommodate and expand a tournament have all three countries host and really kind of spread the football love all around North America", Shanks added.

"It's a bit emotional for us today", Carlos Cordeiro, president of U.S. Soccer, said after the vote. "Football today is the only victor".

"Hosting a FIFA World CupTM is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co‐Chair of the United Bid.

Mr Trump tweeted his approval on Wednesday in a rare show of unity with Canada and Mexico.

Since the US first hosted the World Cup in 1994 (Denver wasn't one of the host cities), it has been in France, South Korea and Japan (joint-bid), Germany, South Africa and Brazil, with the Russia World Cup beginning on Thursday.

Anxious that rivals might try to turn the vote into a referendum on Trump, who is deeply unpopular in many parts of the world, organizers of the North American bid took pains to dissociate their efforts from politics. In addition, the United bid projected to bring in $14 billion, double that of Morocco.

They even highlighted restrictions on weapons in Morocco in an apparent dig at gun crime in the United States and Mexico. Canadian officials have said they will push to have games played in all three of their host cities.

The tournament kicks off Friday on Fox. Julen Lopetegui, national coach of one of the hot favourites, Spain, was sacked on Wednesday for agreeing to join Real Madrid without telling his employers. "We feel obliged to take this decision".

Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation, noted Africa has only ever hosted the World Cup once.

The final North American host cities could be announced as late as 2021, according to the statement. Iran was the only country that did not back either.

The 2026 award is also a victory for many of FIFA's corporate partners, which will have the advantage of more teams and the world's biggest media market.

That includes U.S. Sen.

The FIFA World Cup of soccer is coming to Montreal in 2026 and Olympic Stadium is going to finally get the retractable roof it didn't have for the 1976 Olympics.

The United States also bid for the 2022 World Cup, and had been favorite to host that tournament, but lost out to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar at FIFA's congress in 2010. The United Bid offers FIFA and its 211 Member Associations unity, certainty, and opportunity as they prepare to host the largest FIFA World CupTM in history, which will be expanded to a 48‐team format.

Putin called Infantino a, "fighter" in hard times for FIFA and praised his commitment in fighting politics in football and corruption as well. "But when I was five years old, a country called Canada welcomed us in", he told the Congress.

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