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US, Mexico, Canada to host Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup

13 June 2018

The United Bid was endorsed by David Beckham and there will be 16 host cities across North America with the U.S. holding ten of the 16, while Mexico and Canada will have three each.

Earlier, US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro has said his bid would generate $14bn in revenue and make an $11bn profit for Federation Internationale de Football Association.

"Football is the only victor", US Soccer boss Carlos Cordeiro said, according to BBC. For the first time in history, FIFA's Member Associations were given the opportunity to vote on the host for the tournament.

That was the only World Cup that Canada's men's team has ever qualified for. While the United bid is a co-operative effort, it is the United States that is the undoubted leader, with 60 games - and all matches from the quarter-finals onward - taking place there with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 each.

While the USA and Mexico have become World Cup mainstays throughout the tournament's past, this is particularly pertinent for Canada - who has appeared in just one World Cup (1986). Canada's sole World Cup appearance was in 1986 in Mexico, where they did not score a goal, losing to France, Hungry and the Soviet Union in the group stage.

Delegates had been faced with a clear choice - the joint North American bid boasts modern, established stadiums and well-developed transport links underpinned by Mexican football fervour. The country hosted in 1970, but it also hosted in 1986 after it was originally awarded to Colombia, who couldn't host for economic reasons.

Allied with that unpredictability came an unpalatable presence at the heart of the United bid - U.S. President Donald Trump.

"What can really be the legacy, whether we host matches or are just involved with this in some other grand scheme, that can make sure that Baltimore and the state of Maryland have maximized the potential of being a part of the World Cup?"

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The World Cup is coming back to America. The U.S. failed to qualify in 2018.

The head of World Cup security, Alexei Lavrishchev, said last week that his control center stood ready against threats, but allowed for looser enforcement of small offenses than usual due to the number of foreign fans expected in Russian Federation.

"We cast our vote for the "United" bid as we believe the independent technical assessment made its advantages very clear". In addition, the United bid projected to bring in $14 billion, double that of Morocco.

US, Mexico, Canada to host Federation Internationale de Football Association 2026 World Cup