What cities, venues could host North America's 2026 World Cup?

What cities, venues could host North America's 2026 World Cup?

The North American victory suggests football officials are ready to gather for a World Cup in a country whose government has demonstrated its willingness to jail corrupt sports leaders through undercover investigations.

- The Bay Area could host World Cup matches in 2026 after the FIFA Congress selected the "United" bid by the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the worldwide soccer tournament. We congratulate all of those who worked tirelessly to bring the World Cup back to North America and thank the countries that voted for the United Bid, and for their belief in our vision for the future of the sport in our region.

"Hosting a FIFA World Cup is an extraordinary honor and privilege", said Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer and Co-Chair of the United Bid, in a statement.

We've finally reached the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting line.

The result means that Mexico will become the first country to host three World Cups after previously staging the 1970 and 1986 editions of the tournament.

A total of 80 games will be played with 60 planned in the United States and 10 each in Canada and Mexico with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to National Football League teams New York Giants and New York Jets.

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Catlett expects discussions with U.S. Soccer over Jacksonville's potential role in supporting events to start within the next two to three months.

At a South Bay Portuguese club, there was already plenty of excitement surrounding the World Cup. The opening game of the tournament will see two Group A teams clash as hosts Russian Federation take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14.

Hosts Russia are also seeded, even though they are the tournament's lowest-placed team - 70th - in Fifa's world rankings.

When the task-force report came out on June 1 and raised serious issues about Morocco's capabilities, Grindel said it handed the momentum to the North American bid.

"When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said. The main intervention by President Donald Trump was a warning in a White House news conference, discussing the Federation Internationale de Football Association vote, that he would be 'watching very closely.' It was a veiled threat to withhold USA support from countries opposing the bid.

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