US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals


Canada, the USA and Mexico will make one last pitch Wednesday at the FIFA Congress in Moscow for their joint 2026 World Cup bid.

Cordeiro, Reed and de Maria started their campaign by pitching to their fellow members of Concacaf, which, despite earlier reports that several Caribbean nations would vote for Morocco, fully backed the United Bid on Wednesday.

"I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country to continue to work for football and realise one day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".

Venues for the 2026 World Cup, which is slated to be the first WC to feature 48 teams, will be chosen from 23 stadiums that now exist or are already under construction. Two American teenagers will be in the UEFA Champions League next year and youth national teams have been posting significantly improved results the past three years.

The 2026 World Cup final will take place in the MetLife Stadium in New York City. When it comes down to it, U.S. Soccer has had a lot of bad news on the men's side at least in the previous year, missing the World Cup here chief among them, but they really did need this to work out.

Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks on the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and the announcement the 2026 World Cup will be held in Canada, Mexico and America. "Canada, Mexico, and the United States are ready to welcome the world to North America and serve as stewards of the largest FIFA World Cup™ in history". Under the terms of the bid, Canada and Mexico will each host 10 matches.

"I think if we plan well with a program to arrive at 2026, I think Mexico has a good chance of winning the cup", he said.

"To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together", Infantino said. Those cities won't be announced until 2020, but Kansas City could be one of them.

It is the fifth time Morocco has failed with a bid to host the tournament.

Alphonso Davies, the soft-spoken 17-year-old who has turned heads ever since he joined the professional ranks two years ago, was selected to represent Canada on the podium as the North American bid made its final push. Canada's sole World Cup appearance was in 1986 in Mexico, where they did not score a goal, losing to France, Hungry and the Soviet Union in the group stage.

Canada will host men's World Cup matches for the first time. Morocco's bid garnered a score of 2.7, along with a stark warning from the inspection team that "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated".

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Will it inspire interest in the game to the point where future generations of American players have the desire and ability to take the national team to another level?