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The United bid by Canada Mexico and the United States was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United bid by Canada Mexico and the United States was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada will host soccer's biggest event in 2026.

"It's officially football Christmas for Canada". "It's one of those mornings where you wonder if Santa's gonna come, and he absolutely did this morning".

Montreal, Edmonton, and Toronto are contenders for the games played in Canada, although it is not yet determined how many games each city will host.

Federation Internationale de Football Association insists that contracts with host cities contain a provision they be governed under Swiss law and give Federation Internationale de Football Association the ability to modify agreements at any time. Those cities won't be announced until 2020, but Kansas City could be one of them.

This is mainly because from when the venue first opened in 1978 and right up to 2009, Commonwealth Stadium - now known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium - was a natural-grass location, making it an ideal fit for Canadian national team games and worldwide tournaments.

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

"We can focus on the game".

"This announcement is huge for soccer in the USA and maybe even bigger for soccer in Nashville", said Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation President and CEO Butch Spyridon.

The US hosted the World Cup in 1994, while the tournament was held twice in Mexico (1970 and 1986). Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Some big-name cities also opted out of hosting, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Tampa, and Vancouver, B.C., citing uncertainty over cost.

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Herdman pointed to the performance of national team member Alphonso Davies, 17, who spoke to delegates ahead of their vote Wednesday, as representative of the quality of the young talent on his team. FIFA's official list for the 2018 World Cup showed nine of the 32 teams chose base camps separate from any of the tournament venues, some of them in cities with fewer than 100,000 residents.

Infantino called the new voting procedure a "thorough, transparent" process.

Wednesday's vote may trigger a new approach to hosting the tournament, with countries banding together to share existing resources.

"If I was a 14-year-old player who was in the academy I could say to myself that one day I might be able to play for Canada in the World Cup in eight years", he said.

"US President Donald Trump has disparaged Mexicans and wants to build a wall along the US-Mexico border".

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to Twitter. "We tried very hard to get assurances and raised our concerns".

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