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The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada

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News24xx.com -  Although the event of 2018 World Cup will be held for this month in Russian, but the place for the 2026 World Cup already specified.

FIFA's congress voted  the United States, Mexico and Canada as the host of the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, June 13 2018 to back the tri-nation joint bid for the tournament and Morroco have now failed in five bids to be the host a World Cup.

The North American collected 134 votes.


The 2026 tournament will be the first expanded tournament featuring 48 teams, up from the current 32-team tournament, which begins in Russia on Thursday, June 14 2018.


The north Americans pledged their tournament would generate an 11 billion dollar profit, while Morocco said theirs would make 5 billion in 15 minute presentations in front of congress, at the Moscow Expocentre.

It will be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of match will be held in the Unites States.

Of the 80 games, 10 matches will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the US with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

The U.S hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup but held the women's tournament in 2015.

In 2010, FIFA voted with the decision to chose Russia to host the 2018 tournament and Qatar for 2022. Under FIFA's new system for choosing the host, all eligible football federations who attend congress were given a vote. 

Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation told Congress, "Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026."


Cordeiro has said his bid would generate USD 14bn in revenue and make an  USD  11bn profit for FIFA. The bid also expects record ticket and hospitality revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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