Blatter will be at the World Cup as a guest of Putin

US Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

After considering separate bids for the 2026 World Cup, the federations that govern soccer in Mexico, Canada and the United States made a decision to launch a cooperative effort to host the tournament in April 2017. The vote was 134 for North America to 65 for Morocco.

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.

"Football today is the only victor".

"Hosting a FIFA World Cup is an extraordinary honor and privilege", Steven Reed, President of Canada Soccer, said in a statement.

Mexico will once again enjoy itself this summer, as the 2018 tournament prepares to kick off on Thursday, but there has been a bitter taste in many Americans' mouths since the U.S. Men's National Team's failure in the build up to Russian Federation.

The current blueprint calls for Canada and Mexico to stage 10 games each with the US hosting 60. Mexico played host to the 1970 and 1986 World Cup. Citing a number of high-profile sponsors dropping FIFA, London newspaper The Independent reported that FIFA's 2018 World Cup sponsorship revenues were down $240 million.

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The VAR will be overseen remotely from a control room in Moscow throughout the tournament and, in a bid to control sweat levels, FIFA is insisting they forgo civilian suits and ties in favour of football shirts and shorts. The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa.

And it's great that this family has "a wonderful tradition" of gathering on the eve of the championship in the city where the opening match is to take place, Putin added. "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the USA bid".

Ghana will not be participating in the voting process to elect the 2026 World Cup host which takes off anytime soon. "Our vision is of a world of opportunity for our Candidate host cities and for the global football community".

Peskov said the list of foreign guests "who will share with us the joy of the World Cup" is being updated.

Federation Internationale de Football Association offered a glowing technical assessment of the United bid - but subjective factors could have influenced votes. "There is no doubt that World Cup 2026 will elevate the sport of soccer to entirely new levels and Major League Soccer is honored to be a part of this joyous day". In addition, the United bid projected to bring in $14 billion, double that of Morocco.

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