United North American bid awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup over Morocco

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

An FA spokesperson said: "We congratulate the USA, Canada and Mexico on winning the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup".

During the weeks before the 2014 World Cup, the United States played Nigeria before a regional record crowd of 52,033 at EverBank Field. For many, it was an afterthought.

"We are ready. The opening game of a home World Cup is going to be the biggest match of my life, for sure", said the Spartak Moscow player, 33.

Here's where the games of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation will be played.

The United States was defeated in the final round of voting to determine the 2022 World Cup host.

From a soccer standpoint, the venue has hosted major worldwide tournaments recently with the 2014 Women's U-20 World Cup and 2015 Women's World Cup, but they were met with derision from the players over the stadium's artificial playing surface.

All of these on their own are excellent reasons why hopefully we can persuade the 24 voters on the Fifa Executive Committee in December to award England this great prize.


The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation will hold a press conference at 9:30 Wednesday morning to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks told FOX Business it's a big win for soccer in North America. It will draw enormous crowds and television ratings and the money generated will likely break records. "But I think it's also exciting to see the tournament over such a vast distance and see what that will bring".

Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, looked opportunistically quick to immediately put himself forward for re-election next year, and he was followed by United States president Donald Trump with a self-congratulatory tweet.

When it kicks off in 2019, the CPL will be the first fully professional men's soccer league entirely in Canada since the original CSL folded in the early 1990s.

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. The national team's failure to qualify for the World Cup was embarrassing for the team and its fans.

The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it's a start.

Gimenez hopes Miami-Dade will be able to host some of the World Cup 2026 games designated to the United States during the semifinals and benefit economically. Sen.

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