U.S., Canada and Mexico will share 2026 World Cup

France's Antoine Griezmann left and France's Paul Pogba warm up during a training session at the stadium in Clairefontaine France Saturday

France's Antoine Griezmann left and France's Paul Pogba warm up during a training session at the stadium in Clairefontaine France Saturday

THE WORLD CUP will be returning to the United States and Mexico as well as head to Canada for the first time after the United 2026 bid prevailed over Morocco.

A total of 200 voters from Fifa's member associations had to decide between Morocco or North America as host of the 2026 World Cup.

The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar.

Venues for the 2026 World Cup, which is slated to be the first WC to feature 48 teams, will be chosen from 23 stadiums that now exist or are already under construction.

"If we are one of the cities chosen - which we think we will be - then we are looking at 6 or 8 games here at the Hard Rock, so you are looking at about a month long event", Gimenez said.

MLS commissioner Don Garber called it "a monumental step in our collective mission to further advance the game of soccer in North America" and added "there's no doubt that World Cup 2026 will elevate the sport of soccer to entirely new levels".

The city is working with the Edmonton Eskimos and other community groups on a master plan to upgrade Commonwealth Stadium.

"To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together", Infantino said.

In March, B.C. Premier John Horgan said he was not willing to write a "blank cheque" to have Vancouver host soccer matches for the FIFA World Cup in 2026. There is also no National Football League stadium within Portland that could be used.

"The legacy of the '94 World Cup, MLS came out of it. Twenty-odd years later everything has come through that World Cup", Jones told The Post. The "United" bid from North America went in as the front-runner after inspectors gave it a score of 4 out of 5 in terms of the countries' ability and readiness to organize an excellent tournament. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup. 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.

"We are going to be ready". "That is something over the next eight years that we'll look at from a (Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment) standpoint, an Exhibition Place standpoint".

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