US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

Now what can we do with it?

It's still undetermined if all three hosts will get automatic berths, as they have in the past. "We will play with passion", the 29-year-old player added.

Soccer has surpassed baseball and is just a shade behind basketball (but far behind football) in popularity among American 18-to-34-year-olds, according to a Gallup poll in December. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Canada and Mexico would then host ten games each.

They are the most compelling reasons why we would be the best hosts. An opening ceremony before the match will feature Will Smith singing Live It Up, the official anthem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Will this lead to more investment and improvement in Major League Soccer?

The World Cup remains the second-biggest global sporting event after the Olympic Games and offers a ratings bonanza for broadcasters around the world.

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"A lot of hard work has really paid off by US soccer, [the] Mexican Soccer Federation and the Canadian Soccer Federation to bring it to all three host countries for the very first time in World Cup history".

This was the first World Cup vote since 2010, when U.S. and Switzerland investigators unveiled corruption on an unprecedented scale afterwards.

VAR will be used during every game out in Russian Federation, with video replays used to double check and verify any contentious decisions flagged up by the main match referee. Tapping into '94, nobody expected [MLS] to be where it is now.

In a statement Wednesday, Alberta's minister responsible for sport, Ricardo Miranda, said the province has received a request for funding from the city.

The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa.

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Northeast Florida could also see an influx of overseas visitors for the tournament, particularly if Orlando - one of the nine host venues in 1994 - makes the cut.

Rosannie Filato, the member of Montreal's executive committee responsible for sports and recreation, said that because there are only three Canadian cities included in the bid, she believes Montreal has a good chance of being selected. "To play a World Cup match in front of my friends and family, that'd be huge".

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams and Acosta, plus youngsters such as Josh Sargent and PSG's Queens-bred Timothy Weah, will be in their prime when the World Cup comes stateside.

"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.

"But I think where it had the advantage was the World Cup would be more profitable in America and it is a capitalist world". The games only last two hours.

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