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The United bid by Canada Mexico and the United States was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are in the running to be among the 16 host cities.

"They have made a decision among themselves but ultimately it will be up to FIFA to decide", FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters Wednesday. Each team will play just two group-stage matches instead of the customary three.

I can't see the Midwest getting shut out of a World Cup site, especially when the U.S. Soccer National Training Center is in Kansas City. "We are all united in football".

Soccer fans are invited to celebrate the big announcement with a beer on Sporting KC, No Other Pub and Anheuser-Busch from 5:30-6:30 p.m.at No Other Pub in the Power and Light District.

The North America proposal, dubbed "United 2026", was an overwhelmingly popular choice amongst Federation Internationale de Football Association nation members as it received 134 votes - significantly more than Morocco's 65 votes.

The joint North America bid won 67 per cent of Wednesday's vote at the FIFA Congress, defeating Morocco 134-65 with one country, Iran, voting for none of the above. I felt like I was six, seven years old watching the World Cup for the first time and now I'm just thinking of all the kids in the Montreal Impact Academy.

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All matches from the Quarterfinal on, including the World Cup Final, will be played in the United States. These are the cities that we think will be included as hosts for the 2026 World Cup.

Both bids were given a last chance to make their case with 15-minute presentations in front of Congress, at the Moscow Expocentre, where the North America bid pledged their tournament would generate an 11 billion dollar profit, while Morocco said theirs would make 5 billion. Jacksonville was named among the initial candidates to host games in the 80-game competition, but the city was cut from the candidate list in October 2017. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup but held the women's tournament in 2015.

"My dream is to someday compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my home town of Edmonton".

Although it would be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of games will be held in the US.

And the man who has coached them through much of their recent success was recently appointed the head of the men's national soccer team.

Miami is a flawless city to host World Cup matches. This effort was an enormous priority for former U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and his successor Carlos Cordeiro and the victorious effort could be an enormous boost to the sport in the United States.

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