North Americans win 2026 World Cup vote 134-65

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Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday.

American Sunil Gulati, a FIFA vice-president and until recently the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), was involved in the 1994 tournament and says visitors in 2026 will find a much more informed public.

"The handsome game transcends borders and cultures". Find out! I have been watching World Cup for the past 28 years and Germany has always been my favourite team.

Morocco secured 65 votes, with the one remaining going to "none of the bids".

Voters were swayed by an estimated revenue of $14 billion for the North American bid, as well as minimal construction work required at the 16 stadiums planned to host matches.

The "United" bid, that will see 60 of the tournament's games held in the USA, with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer's biggest show back to American soil. Moreover, this is Messi's last World Cup and I'm sure he won't disappoint us.

After the US men's national team missed out on qualifying for this summer's tournament, which kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, the news of the successful bid was a boost to frustrated American soccer fans. "I hope we achieve this, then afterwards we'll see". United States will host 60 matches while Canada and Mexico will both host 10 matches, according to The United States Olympic Committee's website.

The 2018 tournament, featuring 32 countries - but not the United States, Italy or the Netherlands to name three shocking absences - begins Thursday in Russian Federation. "It is a nice message". The final will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.

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That work has still to be completed, with Premier League chiefs giving Spurs an away start at Newcastle . Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United open the campaign against Leicester at Old Trafforf.

Referees can call for reviews of possible clear errors and serious incidents missed in game-changing situations: goals scored, red cards, and penalty awards, plus mistaken identity.

"FIFA was clinically dead as an organization", Infantino said, reflecting on his election in 2016 before announcing plans to another four-year term in 2019.

Decisions over which cities will be selected will happen over the next two years.

"We felt our message was very strong", said Montopoli.

Trump had earlier warned that any countries voting against the North American bid would suffer consequences in trade deals. The FIFA member associations usually come with three delegates each and there will also be a good number of guests. Victor Montagliani, the Canadian who leads CONCACAF, wants them to take three of the seven guaranteed qualification slots reserved for the region as host.

The World Cup at Brazil saw a lot of larger-than-life carnivals take place in the month-long tournament.

There is also a chance to send a seventh team via an inter-continental playoff.