Federation Internationale de Football Association eyes big crowds, bigger profits at 2026 World Cup

Delegates from around the world voted 134-65 in favour of the North American bid over Morocco at FIFA's 68th Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

Russian Federation automatically qualified for the World Cup by being the host country and will try to improve on their third-place group stage finish in 2014.

Canada will officially co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.

To do so would have invited ridicule when it needed to build or renovate the 14 stadiums it wants to use - a task FIFA's technical report said "cannot be overstated".

Bid officials have given bullish financial projections, forecasting a record-breaking multi-billion-dollar profit for the expanded tournament. The Green Falcons earned their first World Cup berth since 2006 by going undefeated during AFC World Cup qualifying, but have stumbled through pre-tournament friendly action, going 3-1-5 including losses in their past three games to Italy, Peru, and Germany.

"There's no bigger sporting event than the World Cup, and Nashville will be ready to host the best soccer players and fans on the planet eight years from now", Mayor David Briley said.

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He struggled for form during England's dismal Euro 2016 campaign when they were knocked out by Iceland in the Round of 16. On Rashford's display, Three Lions boss Southgate said: 'What pleased me most is that he enjoyed his football tonight.

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Pompeo insisted North Korea was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would "be a process, not an easy one". To the contrary, the conciliatory United States moves will enable and accelerate the implementation of inter-Korean peace.

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Despite the scepticism that initially surrounded the 1994 World Cup in the United States, the tournament was a runaway commercial and critical success.

- How will it work? The United States staged the tournament in 1994.

While the bid emphasised unity between the three host nations, it is undoubtedly US-led.

The quadrennial month-long event will see 32 nations, divided into eight groups, competing in 64 games over 32 days and fighting it out for the coveted trophy. Under the terms of the bid, Canada and Mexico will each host 10 matches.

Dallas's AT&T Stadium and Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium were floated as possible semi-final venues.

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