United North American bid awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup over Morocco

Morocco Will Complete 2026 World Cup Infrastructure Projects Despite Defeat

United North American bid awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup over Morocco

The Koreans voted for Morocco rather than the winning joint bid of the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.

The host nations will receive automatic bids to compete in the tournament.

In a vote of more than 200 member nations of soccer's governing body in Moscow, the so-called United Bid beat out Morocco, 134-65.

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

Twenty will be in Mexico and Canada. The split of potential venues reflects that breakdown.

Canada is looking at Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton, Alberta, and Mexico is evaluating Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

It is expected US will but Canada has only ever played at one World Cup, so their place is not a straightforward decision for those in power.

Morocco plans to use 14 stadiums, nine of which have yet to be built with the other five due for renovation. Although both measures on the November ballot propose a new stadium on the Mission Valley site, neither would be meet the World Cup bid's minimum of 40,000 seats.

"We're blessed with 23 really world-class facilities, stadiums".

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"It's a tremendous day", Shanks told Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" on Wednesday. And then we've got an eye on the pathway, the infrastructure, the development system to make sure that the right players arrive at the right time in 2026. It speaks to the quality of the facilities we have.

A spokesman for Ontario's incoming premier said Doug Ford is looking forward to the prospect of hosting games in the province, but did not respond to questions about funding. "But we're very excited".

President Donald Trump supported the joint World Cup bid, though he also drew a rebuke from Federation Internationale de Football Association in April after he tweeted that "it would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the USA bid". And again, Carlos was talking about it, there's going to be some disappointments, unfortunately.

After narrowly missing out for 2022, the most prestigious tournament in world soccer is coming back to the United States in 2026.

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.

U.S. Soccer has spent the past decade-plus trying to return the World Cup to this country for the first time since 1994. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

In qualification for the 2018 World Cup, the United States of America surprisingly finished fifth in a group of six countries in the fifth round of qualification, only ahead of Trinidad & Tobago.

The 2026 tournament will be the first expanded tournament featuring 48 teams, up from the current 32-team tournament, which begins in Russian Federation on Thursday.

The socks are red and Montopoli wore them when Canada won the right to host the 2015 Women's World Cup as well as the 2012 and 2016 women's Olympic bronze-medal matches.

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