Morocco have congratulated the United States of America, Canada and Mexico for winning the united bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Kansas City and Cincinnati are the only candidate cities in the Midwest. With M&T Bank Stadium's $120 million renovation set to be completed by next fall, city officials will have two years to address issues both technical and otherwise.
The four bidding nations were ineligible from voting, while Ghana were not in attendance. "The merits of the bid, we feel we have a compelling proposal".
U.S. soccer fans cheer.
The FIFA Congress selected the United Bid over a bid from Morocco in a 134-65 vote early Wednesday morning. Federation Internationale de Football Association promises to publish each voter's selection.
Usually referred to as just the World Cup, the tournament is the biggest sporting competition on the planet.
A total of 80 games will be played with 60 planned in the United States and 10 each in Canada and Mexico with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to National Football League teams New York Giants and New York Jets.
Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986.
This is mainly because from when the venue first opened in 1978 and right up to 2009, Commonwealth Stadium - now known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium - was a natural-grass location, making it an ideal fit for Canadian national team games and global tournaments.
"My dream is to someday compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my home town of Edmonton".
During the next month, the men's national teams will compete in 12 venues in 11 cities around Russian Federation.
Canada and Mexico have already named its three host cities. "The men's World Cup will take this country to a place it's never been before". "They hosted games and there were no problems".
The Iranian national team have announced their arrival at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in style with pictures emerging of the player's pre-tournament squad photo.
"This announcement is huge for soccer in the US and maybe even bigger for soccer in Nashville", said Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation President and CEO Butch Spyridon.
Field dimensions smaller than FIFA's standard for World Cup matches, Catlett said, were the chief obstacles.
Others saw the event as an opportunity to heal North America's frayed relations since U.S. President Donald Trump came to office 18 months ago promising to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico to stem illegal immigration and to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.