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Canada to co-host 2026 World Cup

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup Zemlianichenko
Rita Gibson | 13 June, 2018, 14:53

Renggli said the Swiss has not yet decided when he would make his trip to Russian Federation or what game he would attend, but that he would definitely not attend the opening ceremony or inaugural match between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Of the 80 games, 10 will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the USA, with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets.

The world has been waiting, and now we know North America will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Part of the United bid guaranteed all games would be played on natural grass, which means if Commonwealth Stadium is chosen as a final venue, the artificial turf would be replaced for the tournament.

"If we get to host in 2026, that's the realization of a lifelong dream, to get back to the World Cup, and to give kids that opportunity to be inspired like I was in 1986".

Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015.

England v Australia talking points ahead of ODI series
The left-hander denied it was a reality check, but admitted they deserved to lose. "I think it's going to be a good series". That is the bigger shop window rather than the personal side. "We didn't do enough to win".

After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hope to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champions in more than a half-century.

However, FIFA previously ruled that should the "United bid" beat out Morocco, the number of host countries to automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup would be decided by another vote by the FIFA council sometime in the future.

Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986.

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal were the three Canadian cities designated in the bid to possibly host games in the 2026 tournament, which is expanding to 48 team, up from the current 32-team format. The winning bid listed 17 US cities, including L.A., San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Philadelphia, as potential match sites; organizers will select 10 of those. The United States staged the tournament in 1994.

CONCACAF, whose president - Canadian Victor Montagliani - played a key role in the bid, called the vote a "monumental victory" for the confederation that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean.

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.

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