US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

Three US territories did not vote although American Samoa did on account of their delegate holding a New Zealand passport. "Our game's in a great space".

For Morocco, it was the fifth time it had bid for the hosting rights to the football World Cup, calling it "the dream of a nation".

All matches from the Quarterfinal on, including the World Cup Final, will be played in the United States.

Animal prognosticators have become a traditional feature of World Cup tournaments, with Achilles following on the heels of Paul the 'psychic octopus, ' who achieved fame during the tournament in 2010 in South Africa when he successfully predicted all eight results of his native Germany's national team.

Meanwhile, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante said she is thrilled the joint bid was successful. Preparation for the World Cup will not require major construction work because the 16 stadiums where matches will be played already exist. We're also joined by Ken Bensinger, author of the book "Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports", to discuss the scandal-ridden organization and its tumultuous last few years. So the rationality of this decision has to be acknowledged, the congress of national FAs who now vote in the new system chose the bid assessed as far superior in the technical inspections. Morocco's bid garnered a score of 2.7, along with a stark warning from the inspection team that "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated".

The World Cup in 1994 changed everything for the sport and help build a fanbase that grew into what it is today. And there will be a maximum of seven games for the teams reaching the final, the same as the current format.

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According to U.S. Soccer, Canada and Mexico are each slated to host 10 matches, while the United States will host 60. Three cities each in Canada and Mexico will also host games. One the one hand, the money aspect was probably a big reason why the US -led bid got this World Cup. He was born in Ghana in a refugee camp.

Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation, told Congress: "It's a bit emotional for us today".

"The people of North America have always welcomed me. If given the opportunity, I know they will welcome you".

At the time, the City of Vancouver said it was "extremely disappointed" it was no longer being considered for the tournament, adding that "hosting the biggest sporting event on earth would have offered significant economic benefits".

"We are going to be ready".

"And in that spirit we wish all Russian hosts and all the teams competing here the very best of luck".

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