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U.S., Canada, Mexico Will Host 2026 World Cup

For the first time since 1994 the United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup in a three way bid with Mexico and Canada. With 134 votes the “United” bid beat out Morocco who only gathered 65 votes of support from the FIFA committee. Of the 80 total matches that will be played, 10 will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the United States. Today, there are 23 prospective host cities throughout the three nations that will potentially be selected as the prime locations to host the games. This list will be narrowed down to 16 cities as the tournament becomes closer to beginning.

This opportunity for the United States will provide soccer to become submerged into American culture. As a sport that is underprivileged in the United States this tournament will allow the most polarizing and recognized faces in the sport to assemble on American soil. The ability to welcome 32 different teams that represent 32 different countries will truly enable sports to serve as platform for cultural and societal interconnectivity. We here at GoodSport look forward to welcoming back the FIFA World Cup to American soil and cannot wait to share this opportunity with our neighbors.

For more information on the “United” bid visit: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/worldcup/2018/06/13/2026-world-cup-usa-host-mexico-canada/692011002/