Canada-Mexico to host World Cup 2026

Postado Junho 13, 2018

The United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup, after the joint bid of the three countries beat Morocco.

The united bid from the three North American countries received 67% of the vote while Morocco garnered 33% of the vote, or 134-65.

Canada has played host to numerous Federation Internationale de Football Association events in the past, including the men's Under-16 World Championship in 1982, the 2002 under-19 women's World Championship, the 2007 men's Under-20 World Cup, the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup and the 2015 Women's World Cup. "Our vision is of a world of opportunity for our Candidate host cities and for the global football community". Morocco, with some justification, point to far more palatable distances and travel times and believe they have significantly closed the gap.

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 United Bid is expecting to make more than half that in ticket revenue alone.

The socks are red and Montopoli wore them when Canada won the right to host the 2015 Women's World Cup as well as the 2012 and 2016 women's Olympic bronze-medal matches.

Morocco, on the other hand, is promising a "European" World Cup in Africa, playing on the north African nation's proximity to Europe.

As it stands now, 60 games will be played in the United States, with Mexico and Canada hosting 10 each. "Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?"

The United States last hosted the men's World Cup in 1994.

The 2026 World Cup will expand to 48 teams from 32, and will feature a new format of 16 round-robin groups of three teams with the top two from each pool advancing to a 32-nation knockout round.

Of the 80 games, 10 matches will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the USA with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets.

"This is a monumental victory for the Concacaf family, as the United Bid exemplified the strong collaboration, beyond politics and business, that now exists in our region".

Vancouver will watch from the sidelines after the B.C. government, citing concerns over the possible costs of being a host city, was unable to come to terms with the bid committee.

Los Angeles is one of 23 proposed host cities and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena one of the stadiums under consideration as a match site.

The distance between the most northern host city (Edmonton) and the most southern (Mexico City) is nearly 3,000 miles, which compares to 1,900 miles at this month's tournament in Russian Federation.