World's Biggest Sports Event Will Return to North America

Ronaldo, pop star Robbie Williams on stage to kick off World Cup opening ceremony

BREAKING NEWS: Canada, US and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

But for those in charge of organizing the tournament, the work is only just beginning. And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.

Two of the more pressing issues on the docket?

Qatar will host the tournament in 2022.

The US hosted the World Cup in 1994, while the tournament was held twice in Mexico (1970 and 1986).

"We love football in Morocco and live it and play it on every corner".

The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games - 60 are planned in the USA and 10 each in Canada and Mexico. The split of potential venues reflects that breakdown. But only five of the potential host stadiums now house MLS teams. Olympic Stadium, used occasionally for home matches by the Montreal Impact, is also a contender to host games. "And our history of hosting extremely successful global soccer games and our enthusiastic fan base gives us confidence that - if selected - Denver and the region would be excited to see the World Cup take place at the Denver Broncos' stadium".

"It's a tremendous day", Shanks told Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" on Wednesday. Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here".

"I think Seattle has an advantage on some of those other cities that it's vying with, just based on recent soccer history", said Carr, who has covered three World Cups as ESPN's lead soccer researcher. And again, Carlos was talking about it, there's going to be some disappointments, unfortunately.

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

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (R) poses for a picture with officials after the announcement, that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada, during the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia June 13, 2018.

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.

That, along with the promise of major revenues from North American sponsors and television networks, was appealing to Federation Internationale de Football Association, an organization that has been beset by global corruption scandals, concerns over exorbitant costs related to previous tournaments, and allegations of widespread labor and human rights abuses around the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Cordeiro contradicted Infantino's statement on the conference call, saying that the decision will be made by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026.

The US failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup, missing the tournament for the first time since 1986.

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