Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

After 32 years, the World Cup will return to the U.S.in 2026, but Chicago won't host any games of the soccer tournament this time around.

It may still be eight years away, but the expectation of seeing Canada co-hosting, and actually playing in, a men's World Cup is already palpable. Canadian officials have said they will push to have games played in all three of their host cities.

The United 2026 bid has selected 23 host cities, from which the final 16 must be chosen.

In the closing days before the vote, Trump ― who won't be president during the 2026 World Cup, even if he wins re-election in 2020 ― promised that visiting players and fans would not face visa problems around the tournament. When it comes down to it, U.S. Soccer has had a lot of bad news on the men's side at least in the a year ago, missing the World Cup here chief among them, but they really did need this to work out.

After considering separate bids for the 2026 World Cup, the federations that govern soccer in Mexico, Canada and the United States made a decision to launch a cooperative effort to host the tournament in April 2017. Three cities each in Canada and Mexico will also host games. The U.S. getting 60 games, including every game from the quarterfinal onward.

A total of 200 voters from Fifa's member associations had to decide between Morocco or North America as host of the 2026 World Cup.

The countries' sharing of the tournament in 2026 could be a chance "to salve the wounds in the public narrative that Trump has generated, particularly against Mexico", he said.

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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and Toronto Mayor John Tory both retweeted of a video of North American representatives reacting to the success of the united bid Wednesday. The MetLife Stadium in New York City will host the prestigious World Cup final.

The country has competed in just one World Cup in its history, qualifying for the 1986 tournament and failing to collect a single point from three matches.

The VAR will be overseen remotely from a control room in Moscow throughout the tournament and, in a bid to control sweat levels, FIFA is insisting they forgo civilian suits and ties in favour of football shirts and shorts.

The World Cup in 1994 changed everything for the sport and help build a fanbase that grew into what it is today.

Herdman pointed to the performance of national team member Alphonso Davies, 17, who spoke to delegates ahead of their vote Wednesday, as representative of the quality of the young talent on his team.

Achilles, who belongs to the renowned Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, today made his first prediction - picking Russian Federation to win over Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game on Thursday.

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