Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

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.

"Our Canadian kids have got a big opportunity and I think that 2026 makes sure that many of them that might have left our shores to play for other countries will stay".

Hosting World Cups and Olympic Games is openly a politicians' prestige-burnishing project now, not only for Russia's president Vladimir Putin or Qatar's Emir, seeking soft power from hosting in 2022.

"We can focus on the game".

The United 2026 bid is led by the USA and they will provide at least 10 of the 16 host cities for the tournament. Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are in the running to be among the 16 host cities.

Baltimore and M&T Bank Stadium fared well in FIFA's assessment of potential game venues, and the city is considered the favorite to host the World Cup Team Workshop, which brings together delegations from all 48 competing nations for a pretournament introduction to the World Cup's organization.

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.

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Prior to their departure for Russian Federation , they will also play a friendly with Austria in Vienna. But Fred's place at the World Cup could be in doubt after he went down hurt during Thursday's session.

USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
Hosting rights for previous World Cups had been awarded by what was then a 24-person FIFA Executive Committee. Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here".

The World Cup is coming back to America in 2026.

Vancouver will watch from the sidelines after the B.C. government, citing concerns over the possible costs of being a host city, was unable to come to terms with the bid committee. Luis Rubiales was not present at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, the RFEF president instead in Krasnodar to deliver the news that Julen Lopetegui had been sacked as coach just two days before their opening game with Portugal.

A total of 80 games will be played with 60 planned in the United States and 10 each in Canada and Mexico with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to National Football League teams New York Giants and New York Jets.

"We are going to be ready".

"I'm in the middle of Moscow and you can just sense the World Cup is just around the corner", RT's Peter Schmeichel says of the Russian capital.

While Morocco's combined tickets and hospitality revenue projected to be $1.07 billion, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association analysis, North America would generate $2 billion more.

Meaning even if you know nothing at all about the game, the sport, the event, you can still sound like an absolute expert by confidently telling your friends that the victor will definitely be one of those who've either been there and done it or won it before.

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