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

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There has been much talk in the build-up to this week's vote that with the World Cup being expanded to 48 teams and 80 games from 2026, joint bids are more attractive - Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino certainly gave that impression in Moscow.

The joint bid received 134 votes to 65 for Morocco.

"I would like to thank the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Majesty the King, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, and my good friend His Excellency Turki Al-Sheikh for your tremendous support of the United bid", said Cordeiro.

Ten of the eventual 16 chosen venues for the tournament will be in the United States with Mexico and Canada having three venues each.

As a result, Fifa's executive committee is no longer responsible for the final say on which country is awarded a World Cup.

The majority of the 80 matches in the North American bid would be played in the United States, who hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

In its bid proposal to FIFA, United 2026 listed Wellesley College, the Nobles and Greenough School, Harvard University, and the Revolution's practice field as viable training facilities for global teams staying in the Boston area.

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The total attendance of 3.6 million spectators remains a record for a World Cup, despite the later expansion in size of the tournament from 24 teams to 32 in 1998. "A lot of them have now either retired or grown too old to still be in reckoning for national duty", said Malosolov.

The loss is Morocco's fifth in a World Cup bidding process after previous tries in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010. It will also be played during the 250th anniversary celebrations of the country, founded in 1776.

British Columbia might not be shut out from the 2026 World Cup entirely. Canadian officials have already said that there is a movement to stage games in all three countries on the tournament's opening day, should the so-called United bid carry the day.

Trump had earlier warned that any countries voting against the North American bid would suffer consequences in trade deals. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

The Russian president also expressed gratitude to FIFA President Gianni Infantino for his positive attitude toward Russia and the great job he has done as the FIFA head.

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Under the current blueprint, the USA would host the lion's share of games with 60, compared to 10 each for Canada (with Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto serving as host cities) and Mexico.

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