North America will host the World Cup in 2026

Ronaldo, pop star Robbie Williams on stage to kick off World Cup opening ceremony

Ronaldo, pop star Robbie Williams on stage to kick off World Cup opening ceremony

The United States will host the remaining 60, including the final.

The 2026 World Cup is to be the first to feature 48 teams, compared to the 32 that are to compete in Russian Federation and Qatar.

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. "And our history of hosting extremely successful worldwide soccer games and our enthusiastic fan base gives us confidence that - if selected - Denver and the region would be excited to see the World Cup take place at the Denver Broncos' stadium".

The World Cup is returning to North American soil.

"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?" Canada has never hosted the World Cup.

In making its case to voting members, the North American bid accentuated the quantity and quality of available stadiums, experience in staging major events and the infrastructure necessary to transport and house tens of thousands of visiting fans.

The decision will be a shot in the arm for football in the USA, after the national team failed to qualify for 2018 in a huge setback for the game there. Like Canada, Japan had previously qualified for only one World Cup.

Typically, the host nation gets an automatic berth in the World Cup.

With only three teams in each group and each team guaranteed only two games, there is a greater opportunity for teams to collude with each other in the final group-stage matches to secure passage to the knockout round. The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa.

The Moroccans were seeking to bring the World Cup to northern Africa for the first time.

Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026.

Next, Fifa's evaluation task force raised serious doubts about Morocco's capacity to host the World Cup.

Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City are up for consideration in Mexico, while Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton are the Canadian cities that have been proposed. A Federation Internationale de Football Association inspection commission in April gave it a considerably higher score in an evaluation report than Morocco, noting the extensive infrastructure already in place in the three countries, compared to Morocco, which would have had to construct or renovate all its stadiums and build large amounts of accommodation and transport. Another three are cities that will have expansion teams coming into MLS.

Canada has not qualified since 1986, which is the last time the U.S. did not qualify, before 2018. FIFA said in May 2017 that the question will be answered by the FIFA Council at a later date, and no decision was made on Wednesday.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Kim summit raises new questions over South Korean role

    Kim summit raises new questions over South Korean role

    Mr Trump cast that decision as a cost-saving measure, but also called the exercises "inappropriate" while talks continue. Trump also praised himself for backing a woman who won a Republican primary Tuesday in SC , defeating a Trump critic.
    Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

    Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

    North Korean state media lauded the summit as a resounding success, highlighting concessions made by the U.S. president. North Korean women push their cart and bicycles over a bridge in Hamhung, North Korea, July 21, 2017.
    Merkel open to European Union  migration reform, cautious on eurozone

    Merkel open to European Union migration reform, cautious on eurozone

    Despite Mr Trump's actions, the UK, France and Germany have insisted they will stand by the commitments made at the summit. We are sticking to them and whoever reneges on them is showing incoherence and inconsistency.
  • AT&T legal win could spur another jumbo bond; more M&As

    AT&T legal win could spur another jumbo bond; more M&As

    The Department of Justice had sued AT&T to block the merger. "We knew we had to have scale", he said, according to Variety . Distributors including cable, satellite and wireless carriers all see buying content companies as a way to add revenue.
    Woods's opulent US Open base has practical side

    Woods's opulent US Open base has practical side

    So, yeah, I've had my opportunities. "Also, I'm very thankful to have had those opportunities. Woods put on his best ball-striking display of the season at the Memorial two weeks ago.
    French farmers to stage refinery blockade

    French farmers to stage refinery blockade

    Farmers fear that the move could negatively affect the use of locally produced oilseed crops. All in all, 16 sites were blocked on Monday, according to France's largest farm union FNSEA.
  • SNP MPs stage mass walkout during PMQs over Brexit

    SNP MPs stage mass walkout during PMQs over Brexit

    Mr Blackford was asking for the Commons to sit in private when he was called to ask a question during the weekly PMQs session. The SNP says it will now seek to build a new power-sharing deal for Scotland , Brexit minister Michael Russell told Reuters.
    Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobob trees have died

    Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobob trees have died

    The baobab “is famous because it is the biggest angiosperm , and it is the most iconic tree of Africa, ” Patrut said. Whatever the reason is, the death of these trees will have a huge impact in the southern African landscape.

    U.S. babies, toddlers consume sugar well beyond recommended levels

    However, parents should always have the goal to give their children less added sugar, say the researchers of the study. Further studies are planned that will better evaluate the specific sources of added sugar children are eating.
  • Spain name new caretaker manager for the World Cup

    Spain name new caretaker manager for the World Cup

    During his playing career he won three league titles, the European Cup Winners' Cup and the Olympic gold medal with Spain in 1992. Spain sacked Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup after Tuesday's announcement he will join Real Madrid after the tournament.
    Uber is working on AI to identify drunk passengers

    Uber is working on AI to identify drunk passengers

    In the United States, there were 103 instances of Uber drivers sexually assaulting or abusing riders between 2014 and 2018 . By knowing this information, a driver may be warned of their passenger's state - even before they pick them up.
    Prince Harry gives Meghan Markle some royal pointers

    Prince Harry gives Meghan Markle some royal pointers

    Instead, front and center with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles was Kate Middleton , the Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry , Duke of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on Saturday.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.