North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Brenda Watkins
June 14, 2018

All eyes are now on football as the countdown has begun for the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is set to kick off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.

While Canada has never hosted-or even qualified for-the men's World Cup, it can count on its more experienced co-hosts and current NAFTA partners.

He then escorted Putin off the stage and the conference - which announced North America would host the 2026 World Cup - stopped for an unscheduled coffee break.

The United States proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games at the 2026 World Cup, the first edition of the tournament that will include 48 teams.

Leading their charge was Carlos Cordeiro, an Indian who migrated to the United States from Bombay, now Mumbai, when he was just six and rose to become president of United States Soccer Federation.

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Wembley will host seven games during Euro 2020, including the semi-finals and final, while in August, the FA announced its bid to host the 2021 European Women's Championship.

Meanwhile, the USA hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986.

Bid officials have given bullish financial projections, forecasting a record-breaking multi-billion-dollar profit for the expanded tournament. However, the absence of Italy is strikingly odd while US fans won't get to cheer on Team USA like they did in 2014.

Most if not all of these watch World Cup without cable services can be accessed through a variety of platforms including their websites and mobile apps; video game consoles including Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Roku streaming boxes, smart TVs, Apple TV, Fire TV and many others. "We have thousands of people who have asked for that - thousands and thousands of people", Trump said. "Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the World Cup in 2026".

Willa Frej contributed reporting.

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