Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid

U.S., Canada and Mexico to Host World Cup in 2026

The vote by national football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the 2010 vote when FIFA's elected board members picked Russia to host in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, defeating the U.S.

It marks the first time the World Cup will be held in more than one country since 2002, when South Korea and Japan shared hosting duties. Their lone opponent was Morocco.

For all that Seattle has done to grow the game in the USA, this soccer-crazed city deserves to host in the World Cup.

Canada has not qualified for the World Cup since 1986 - 10 years after the Olympic Stadium was supposed to have a retractable roof. None of the US, Canada or Mexico work all that often with their AFC counterparts, but the United Bid team sensed an opportunity in the region.

The winning bid, also shared with Mexico and Canada, was announced early Wednesday.

The joint bid defeated Morocco's application with 134 of the 200 votes cast at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

Launched on June 1, 2016, Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz and is now in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

As it stands now, 60 games will be played in the United States, with Mexico and Canada hosting 10 each.

The World Cup is due to feature 48 teams and will take place across three countries for the first time. The 1994 World Cup ― which Brazil won in front of 94,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California ― also led to the creation of Major League Soccer, the American professional league that began play in 1996.

Shanks is gearing up for this year's tournament in Moscow, which will be broadcast in the U.S.by Fox Sports, and will take place in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

CONCACAF got 3.5 entries for the 2018 World Cup, which has 32 entries. Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here". As the joint bid officially put it, it has 23 "fully built, occupied, and operational" stadiums already, "150 existing world-class training facilities, millions of hotel rooms, and advanced infrastructure".

They even highlighted restrictions on weapons in Morocco in an apparent dig at gun crime in the U.S. and Mexico. Several hotels around the metro would host teams and FIFA VIPs during the tournament.

While Trump has been feuding with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over tariffs and policy after the G-7 meeting and with Mexican leaders about his proposed border wall, the heads of state are not heavily involved in this World Cup bid.

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