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South Korea fans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

South Korea fans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

210 members were present with 203 members entitled to vote.

The FA was among the first to congratulate the US' joint bid with Mexico and Canada.

In the closing days before the vote, Trump ― who won't be president during the 2026 World Cup, even if he wins re-election in 2020 ― promised that visiting players and fans would not face visa problems around the tournament.

Chief among those is US President Donald Trump, whose "America First" approach might score well with his electoral base but may have made the United bid's task harder than it could ever have imagined.

The victorious bid collected 134 and 67% of the votes and Morocco received 65 votes or 33%.

The final match of the World Cup - a tournament held once every four years - is typically watched by more than 1 billion people on television worldwide, according to soccer's global governing body.

"On behalf of our United bid ... thank you so very much for this incredible honor", Carlos Cordeiro, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, noted after the announcement. Football today is the only victor. 1986 and 1994, whereas Canada hosted the Women's World Cup in 2015.

Mexico and the USA have hosted the World Cup for a total of three times between them and it's believed their profit margin was a key decision in the choice.

Nationally, many pundits are predicting that NY or LA could get the final match.

Sixty of the 80 games will take place domestically, including every match from the quarterfinals onward, with Kansas City listed as one of the potential hosting cities for the largest sports tournament in the world. Although that list of stadiums will be trimmed to 16 facilities during the next couple of years as the games draw closer, AT&T Stadium is widely considered to have a strong chance at hosting not only some of the round-robin games during the tournament, but also a semifinal match or perhaps the final game where the winning team raises the trophy.

The growth was mostly boosted by the whole range of deals with Chinese investors with seven out of 20 companies financing the tournament from China.

This soundtrack to Africa's World Cup covers a majestic blend of Senegalese Mbalax, Nigerian Fuji, Moroccan Gnawa, Tunisian Disco, and Nubian sounds from Egypt.

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