United States, Canada and Mexico to Jointly Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2018
second time that FIFA World Cup will be hosted in multiple countries
ABOVE VIDEO: The United States, Mexico and Canada have been jointly awarded the right to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 after the FIFA delegates got together in Moscow and voted in their favor earlier this month. One hundred thirty-four of the 203 delegates voted in favor of the United bid at the 68th annual FIFA Congress held on June 13, 2018, in Russia.
The United States, Mexico and Canada have been jointly awarded the right to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 after the FIFA delegates got together in Moscow and voted in their favor earlier this month.
The joint bid was made under the name “United” by the three North American countries, rivaled by Morocco’s bid which was defeated by one-third of the votes. One hundred thirty-four of the 203 delegates voted in favor of the United bid at the 68th annual FIFA Congress held on June 13, 2018, in Russia, just before the start of the FIFA World Cup.
A great multitude of people were punting on the possibility of Morocco becoming the second African nation ever to host the reputed tournament. Talking about punting, if you too have been contemplating betting on FIFA World Cup matches, but didn’t know where to start, you must make use of the best free bet offers and test the waters before investing any of your own money.
Return of the cup to North America
The year 2026 will witness the return of FIFA World Cup to North America after a gap of 32 years. The last time around it was hosted by the United States alone in the year 1994. Mexico has also hosted the World Cup twice, in 1970 and 1986. On the other hand, Canada played host to the Women’s World Cup 3 years ago in 2015.
It will also be the second time that FIFA World Cup will be hosted in multiple countries. South Korea and Japan had jointly hosted the 2002 edition. While Mexico and Canada are scheduled to host 10 games each, 60 matches in total will be played in the United States, including all the knockout games from quarter-finals onwards.
Statement of the President of the U.S. Soccer
Talking to the press, President of the US soccer, Carlos Cordeiro said, “It’s a bit emotional for us today. Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honor. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026. The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor. And in that spirit, we wish all Russian hosts and all the teams competing here the very best of luck.”
The bid submitted by the United team was the frontrunner right from the beginning. The tournament is expected to generate revenue to the tune of $ 14 billion for the hosts, including $ 11 billion profit for FIFA. It’s a huge figure compared to the $ 6.1 billion expected profit for FIFA from the ongoing World Cup.
While Morocco’s proposal gained momentum over time, everyone had logistical concerns regarding the transportation, accommodation and stadiums in the country, right from the beginning.
The odds tilted hugely in favor of United after the FIFA inspection task force rated morocco as ‘high-risk’ region last month, giving the country a dismal 2.7 rating out of 5. The United bid meanwhile was rated 4 out of 5.
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