U.S., Canada and Mexico to Host World Cup in 2026

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The World Cup is coming to North America.

A successful joint North America bid will see the global sports event return to the USA for the first time since 1994.

The head of U.S. soccer thanked Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for supporting North America's winning bid to host the World Cup in 2026.

The joint bid won 134 votes (67%) out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging 65 (33%) when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day ahead of the Russia World Cup 2018.

"We're got a lot of players that aren't actually representing Canada and I think this people a very front-sight focus of-it's here".

Canada's men's team has not played in the World Cup since 1986 but traditionally, host countries do get to play.

According to Business Insider, the US will whittle a list of 17 metropolitan down to 10 to host games.

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Before the World Cup was a real possibility for the city, $200 million had already been pledged by the provincial government to replace the roof on the Big O, Filato said.

The other Canadian cities included on the list are Toronto and Edmonton. Based on the United Bid Committee's projections for ticket revenues, average ticket prices might exceed $400, though the committee said in a Wednesday statement that the exact price range will be determined later by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

In March, B.C. Premier John Horgan said he was not willing to write a "blank cheque" to have Vancouver host soccer matches for the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

It's not unusual for cities to earn selection as team base camps even if they're not hosting matches. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.

"I can only say that I'm absolutely disappointed that Vancouver won't be a part of the 2026 World Cup, given that I've spent the amount of time that I have in the sport, and what a great opportunity that would have been to see it in your own backyard", Bob Lenarduzzi told CKNW's The Jon McComb Show. "And ideally along the way we can qualify for a World Cup in 2022 and get a precursor to what it's going to look like in 2026". "Kids who are now 8, 10, 12 years old can all dream of potentially playing for a national team".

Meaning even if you know nothing at all about the game, the sport, the event, you can still sound like an absolute expert by confidently telling your friends that the victor will definitely be one of those who've either been there and done it or won it before.

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