USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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Of the US cities, only 10 will be selected. Instead, Fifa member nations cast their votes.

Trump, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Trudeau all took to Twitter to post their reactions to the news.

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. "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!"

"In 1994 in the United States, you would go out onto the street and nobody knew who Diego Maradona was", he said.

This World Cup's opener will be exactly 10 years to the day when a 1-0 win over Greece kick-started a run to the semi-final of Euro 2008.

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Canada, Mexico and the United States each have a proven track record of staging successful FIFA football tournaments, with Mexico hosting the World Cup in 1970 and 1986 and the United States hosting the 1994 finals.

"Moreover, this event will potentially provide Canadian athletes the opportunity to play on home soil, allow Canada's soccer communities to grow and inspire our next generation of athletes".

A total of 23 finalists between the three countries have been selected as possible locations for World Cup games.

The African nation also received the boost of US-governed territories Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and US Virgin Islands abstaining from voting due to a perceived conflict of interest. The president has regularly assailed world leaders, including allies like Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron, for "ripping" America off over trade.

Bid leader Cordeiro said his team was "humbled" by the result and predicted the tournament would put football "on a new and sustainable path for generations to come".

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The big question right now is what kind of impact the 2026 World Cup will have in the United States? Montreal city councillor Rosannie Filato said during a media scrum Wednesday at Centre Nutrilait, the Montreal Impact's training facility, that Montreal will host between three and six games.

And in 2003, the stadium hosted three Women's World Cup games, including a 1-0 USA quarterfinal win over Norway. Canada, which has only qualified for the World Cup once, in 1986, has hosted a number of previous Federation Internationale de Football Association events, including the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Soccer is Mexico's national sport, but is still considered a niche sport in the United States and Canada. Teams are expected to arrive at least five days before their first World Cup game and would remain at least throughout the group stage, except for the dates immediately before and after match days.

"We believe this event will become a lightning rod".

The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games - 60 planned across 10 US cities, and 10 games in three cities for each of Canada and Mexico.

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