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

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 14, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman headed to Moscow on Thursday to attend the opening of Russia's World Cup 2018. The US, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes (67 percent) with the Morocco bid earning 65 votes.

American actor Will Smith will also be performing the World Cup's anthem alongside Kosovan singer Era Istrefi and Nicky Jam.

The United States, Mexico and Canada will host soccer's biggest event in 2026. Canada and Mexico would each host 10 games apiece. The US proposed hosting 60 out of the 80 games in 2026.

Most if not all of these watch World Cup without cable services can be accessed through a variety of platforms including their websites and mobile apps; video game consoles including Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Roku streaming boxes, smart TVs, Apple TV, Fire TV and many others. After controversy surrounded the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russian Federation and the 2022 finals in Qatar, the vote was the first to be decided by the FIFA congress.

The winning bid, which should feature 60 out of 80 Games in the USA, will mark the return of football's showpiece event to North American soil for the first time since 1994. India, not surprisingly, voted for United 2026.

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Bid officials have given bullish financial projections, forecasting a record-breaking multi-billion-dollar profit for the expanded tournament.

"On behalf of our United bid ... thank you so very much for this incredible honor", Carlos Cordeiro, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, noted after the announcement. "It should be based on the merits of the bid".

"No one has said to us they're not voting for us because of who we have in the White House".

This year's World Cup soccer tournament has a different flavor then year's past. The team is the lowest-ranked side in this year's tournament and they've not qualified for the World Cup since 2006.

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