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US, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday. "Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege," U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro told the congress. "The beautiful game transcends borders and...
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U.S., Mexico, Canada score 2026 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

June 13 - The United States, Canada and Mexico were all chosen Wednesday to host the 2026 World Cup, a first for one of the world's premier sporting tournaments. FIFA, international soccer's governing body, voted 134 to 65 to award the month-long tournament to North America's "United Bid." Morocco was the only other bidder. Cuba, Slovenia and Spain abstained from voting, while Iran voted for none of the bids. "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup," President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday. "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!" The 2026 World Cup will...
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US, Mexico and Canada to jointly host 2026 World Cup

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA's elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out...
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NESN Soccer Podcast: How World Cup 2026 Will Affect USA, Sport

4 days ago   |   By NESN

No one knows exactly what soccer or the United States will look like eight years from now.
But the sport is destined to mix with U.S. society after FIFA voted Wednesday to award North America the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Fans in the United States, Canada and Mexico already are counting the days until the world's biggest sporting event returns to the region for the first time since 1994. Now's a great time to learn how it happened and what World Cup 2026 might mean for the sport and the United States.
Meanwhile, Russia kicked off the 2018 World Cup with a bang, trouncing Saudi...
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Morocco will bid to host 2030 World Cup after missing out on 2026 edition

4 days ago   |   By ESPN

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
RABAT - Morocco will bid to host the 2030 World Cup, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, a day after the kingdom missed out on the 2026 tournament to a joint North American bid.
"Upon royal instructions, Morocco will prepare its bid to host the 2030 tournament," spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi told a press...
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Morocco will bid to host 2030 World Cup after missing out on 2026 edition

4 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
RABAT - Morocco will bid to host the 2030 World Cup, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, a day after the kingdom missed out on the 2026 tournament to a joint North American bid.
"Upon royal instructions, Morocco will prepare its bid to host the 2030 tournament," spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi told a press...
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With 2026 World Cup in hand, the real work begins for US Soccer

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United States couldn't get into the 2018 World Cup, but on Wednesday the 2026 World Cup was brought to the U.S. Now what can we do with it? After the Men's National Team failed to reach this summer's tournament, which kicks off Thursday in Russia, the United Bid (a cooperative between the U.S., Mexico and Canada) won the right to host the 2026 World Cup. Now, the sport's power brokers need to build on that victory. It's still undetermined if all three hosts will get automatic berths, as they have in the past. Considering America's glaring absence in Russia, it's vital U.S. Soccer...
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United bid, Infantino are winners from 2026 vote

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The United bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States was awarded hosting status for the 2026 World Cup, which will be the first comprising 48 nations and, quite likely, the most lucrative in history. Partly because people often fear the worst and, possibly, because there was some politics going on, especially via the rhetoric of President Trump; the narrative whereby he might cost the United bid the 2026 World Cup was a popular one in some quarters. One very senior FIFA source went so far as to say that, if the vote were held then, it would likely go in favour of Morocco. Whether you...
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US, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The US, Canada and Mexico will host football's World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress. The joint bid won 134 votes out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging 65 when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day before the Russia World Cup 2018. The 2026 World Cup will head to North America for the fourth time and will be the first with 48 teams taking part. For Morocco, it was the fifth time it had bid for the hosting rights to the football World Cup, calling it "the dream of a nation". Meanwhile, the US hosted the World Cup previously in...
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Squad Selection: How strong will FC Dallas look against Sporting KC?

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FC Dallas is getting some much needed relief in the schedule now that the World Cup has started but they'll be back in action this weekend in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup when they travel north to take on Sporting Kansas City. As with all Open Cup games, the international roster limits do make this one tricky for Oscar Pareja and company but seeing as how three of their nine available internationals are injured, it may not be that difficult to sort out. Pareja has shifted to a 4-3-3 as of late with getting Mauro Diaz involved in the attack as a false wing on the left with Ryan Hollingshead...
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