Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup


Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid, meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City. The US, however, hosted the World Cup on its own merit in 1994, while Mexico have twice before organised the tournament, in 1970 and in 1986.

It comes after the United States, Canada and Mexico won the right to host the 2026 tournament, beating Morocco. Their lone opponent was Morocco.

While Canada has never hosted-or even qualified for-the men's World Cup, it can count on its more experienced co-hosts and current NAFTA partners. 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.

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The North American proposal is referred to as United 2026, as it bested a rival Moroccan bid, 134 votes to 65.

Canada, Mexico, and the United States will now jointly manage preparations for the massive events until Federation Internationale de Football Association establishes their operations to manage the competition.

It followed a campaign centered around record crowds, existing venues and a forecast revenue of $14.3 billion (£10.6 billion/€12.1 billion).

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Launched on June 1, 2016, Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz and is now in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The United States will host the remaining 60, including the final. "I would say, 'Wait a minute, I don't have any relationship.' But they said, 'When you can, president, we'd love our son to be brought back home - you know, the remains".

Bid officials have said they plan to stage games in all three host nations on the opening day, with the main opening match likely to be held in either Mexico City or Los Angeles.

Brazil's World Cup preparations have taken a freaky turn after the line-up for their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday was leaked online by a friend of starting forward Gabriel Jesus.

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Morocco has largely avoided competing with the North Americans in a dash for cash. "Football for all", said Cordeiro.

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