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

Jose Verdugo
Junio 14, 2018

But because the city has yet to be confirmed as an official Canadian host, a venue can not be finalized.

"They have made a decision among themselves but ultimately it will be up to FIFA to decide", FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters Wednesday.

"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.

Herdman said there is precedent for the nations involved in joint bids being granted entry, pointing to Japan and South Korea in 2002.

The English Football Association revealed it had voted for the United 2026 bid in a statement.

The North American countries won with 134 votes, or 67 percent, against an upstart campaign from Morocco, which garnered 65 votes, in the Wednesday morning vote in Moscow.

Before the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, the sport was in a far different and inferior position.

The U.S. has submitted 17 cities to host matches, but that list will be narrowed down to 10 by 2021.

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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and Toronto Mayor John Tory both retweeted of a video of North American representatives reacting to the success of the united bid Wednesday. "And my dream is to some day compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my home town of Edmonton".

Martinez, who now plays in a high school-level training program in Edmonton, also has World Cup fever, but he's not sure whether he'd prefer to play for Canada or Mexico.

Canada has not qualified for the men's World Cup since 1986, when it had a dismal showing, scoring exactly zero goals in three games.

The Fifa World Cup kicks off this weekend in Russian Federation, the undisputed number one sporting event on the planet, bigger than any of its contenders, generating more revenue coverage and eyeballs watching than all the other pretenders. Canada and Mexico would then host ten games each.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the USA men's national soccer team will not compete, after failing to qualify.

Catlett expects discussions with U.S. Soccer over Jacksonville's potential role in supporting events to start within the next two to three months.

"But with the World Cup coming, we'll definitely develop some of those role models that players like Luis. can aspire to", he says.

US president Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations, in between tweets on OPEC oil prices and how cutting military exercises in South Korea will "save a fortune".

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