Led joint bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico will discover Wednesday whether their joint bid to host soccer's World Cup in 2026 has been successful.

According to Federation Internationale de Football Association insiders, Morocco have received a late boost to their hopes with the expectation that four United States territories will abstain from the voting on Wednesday (today) despite Ghana's absence.

"This is an incredible, and incredibly important, the moment for soccer in North America and beyond", said Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S. Soccer.

The joint bid's plans call for 60 of the 80 games to be played in the United States - including all matches from the quarterfinals onward - while Canada and Mexico host 10 apiece.

By no means does the award of 2026 take away that grief, nor should it, but what the positive vote does offer the US and its North American mates is an exciting beginning to a new era.

The North American bid collected 134 votes to the 65 for Morocco.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup".

It will come 32 years after the USA first hosted the 1994 World Cup, an event which kicked off the popularity of the sport in America.

Meanwhile Fifa fraternity also voted to maintain the headquarters of the soccer governing body at Zurich in Switzerland. The final list will come from the 23 candidate cities across Canada, Mexico and the United States that were included as part of the bid.

It will likely need heavy support from European nations to pull off a shock win - and its proximity to Europe is a plus for many supporters.

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And, with President Trump in the news for any number of controversies - including North Korea discussions, intense interactions with G7 countries and even a back-and-forth with the Canadian prime minister - politics provides a never-ending stream of news, much of it potentially awkward for the so-called United Bid.

In August 2017, Morocco took the wind out of their sails by stating they will submit a rival bid for the tournament.

Morocco bid leader Hicham El Amrani argued its 12 host cities are "very close to each other, with for example Casablanca a maximum 500 kilometres (310 miles) from another venue" compared to the vast distances involved in North America.

The North American bid got 17 low-risk assessments and three medium (organizing cost, legal-government support, and human rights and labour standards).

The United Bid wasn't only about flashing glitz, however.

Ghana will not be participating in the voting process to elect the 2026 World Cup host which takes off anytime soon. Sixteen of the US stadiums are home to National Football League teams.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is about to turn the planet slightly insane for a couple of months and you love it.

Renggli said the Swiss has not yet decided when he would make his trip to Russian Federation or what game he would attend, but that he would definitely not attend the opening ceremony or inaugural match between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

"We can focus on the game".

With only three teams in each group and each team guaranteed only two games, there is a greater opportunity for teams to collude with each other in the final group-stage matches to secure passage to the knockout round. "But I'm glad we did".

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