United States, Canada and Mexico awarded 2026 World Cup

United 2026 bid beats Morocco to win World Cup for US, Canada and Mexico

United States, Canada and Mexico to jointly host 2026 World Cup

Herdman, who coached the women's national squad when Canada hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015, says "we were singing O Canada with 60,000 people, alongside everyone that was watching".

Peter Montopoli, the general secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association and Canada's bid director, said it will be 100 per cent natural grass, meaning temporary surfaces will have to be installed in stadiums with artificial turf.

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

Three US territories did not vote although American Samoa did on account of their delegate holding a New Zealand passport.

The 2018 World Cup begins Friday across Russian Federation. The MetLife Stadium in New York City will host the prestigious World Cup final.

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal were the three Canadian cities designated in the bid to possibly host games in the 2026 tournament, which is expanding to 48 team, up from the current 32-team format.

We've got our top talent on hand from England, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and Africa - many of whom will be based out in Russian Federation for the tournament - to analyse each and every one of the 64 matches.

There is no question that the last four years have been hard for American soccer.

"We will not be flawless but we are looking for uniformity and consistency - but it can not be 100 per cent", said Massimo Busacca, FIFA's head of refereeing.

The bribery scandal put the governing body on the brink, Infantino told the congress ahead of Wednesday's vote.

"Both bids were of a very high quality and we welcome the fact that the bidding process was both open and transparent".

In its evaluation, the joint bid also got a "technical score" of 402.8 out of 500, compared to Morocco's 274.9. Morocco would have needed to build nine stadiums and renovate five others. Kansas City and Cincinnati are the only candidate cities in the Midwest. They put in a huge amount of legwork, meeting with a slew of countries across the vast continent in hopes of securing a majority of the confederation's votes. However, the New York Times has reported that United bid officials have letters from the USA president saying all teams that qualify - and their fans - will be able to enter the country.

Montopoli, speaking for the Canadian portion of the bid, said only that they had the government guarantees they had required. He says Philadelphia makes sense. The national team's failure to qualify for the World Cup was embarrassing for the team and its fans.

Taking no chances, Montopoli is pulling out his lucky charm. "It's awesome. I couldn't believe it at first", said Bedoya.

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