The U.S. men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, but American soccer just received a massive boost: On the eve of the sport's biggest spectacle, FIFA members voted to award the 2026 World Cup jointly to the United States, Mexico and Canada.
After 32 years, the World Cup will return to the U.S.in 2026, but Chicago won't host any games of the soccer tournament this time around.
British Columbia's government is standing by a decision that will leave the province on the sidelines when the World Cup comes to Canada in 2026. And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.
It was thought that Vancouver dropping out of the eligible list of cities would hurt Island chances to become a training base for 2026 World Cup teams. There was no professional league, numerous national team players came from New Jersey and California, watching live professional games from Europe was almost impossible, and the World Cup ratings from 1990 in Italy were miniscule.
And De Maria suggested that an agreement had been struck for Estadio Azteca to open the World Cup for the third time, after the country also hosted in 1970 and 1986, but admitted that FIFA needs to give its approval.More news: Migration dispute escalates between France and Italy
Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton are all candidates cities for games at the tournament that will be hosted by Canada, the USA and Mexico.
Canada, along with the United States and Mexico, is part of the United Bid, trying to bring the World Cup back to North America for the first time since 1994. Under the terms of the bid, Canada and Mexico will each host 10 matches.
"And in that spirit we wish all Russian hosts and all the teams competing here the very best of luck". "It's the global game and it's growing so large in the United States", said Hennessey. The bid group has been working under the premise of three cities in each of Canada and Mexico and 10 in the United States.
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.More news: Garmin Vivoactive 3 gets onboard storage for music
Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid, meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City. The finalists will still play seven games.
The United States was defeated in the final round of voting to determine the 2022 World Cup host.
"We're not missing our own home World Cup".
The host team always qualifies for the tournament, but there are questions about whether or not all three countries will be given automatic berths.More news: Manchester United’s Fred suffers injury in Brazil training