"Football is the victor".
The North American bid got 17 low-risk and three medium assessments when it comes to organizing costs, government support as well as human rights and labour standards. "Together-in partnership with our Candidate Host Cities, the Member Associations, and FIFA-we will use this platform to unite the world around football and help create a new and sustainable blueprint for the future of FIFA World Cups™". The U.S. will host all the playoff games, beginning with the quarterfinals. We've landed a World Cup. It's not clear how that would work with three countries as co-hosts.
"In this case, the province has a key decision to make before we can move forward."
The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and there have been spells when it has looked like the only credible candidate. But that is not carved in stone.
In the end, Morocco received 65 votes, while the triple host bid received 134 in total.
Three countries have never shared the duties before.
The mayors of two of Canada's host cities celebrated the early-morning announcement on Twitter. Both bids were of a very high quality and we welcome the fact that the bidding process was both open and transparent.
Even the potential of Philadelphia hosting some World Cup matches - which it didn't do when the US last hosted the tournament in 1994 - has local officials excited. The United Bid offers FIFA and its 211 Member Associations unity, certainty, and opportunity as they prepare to host the largest FIFA World CupTM in history, which will be expanded to a 48‐team format. Pat Toomey, who was among a bipartisan group of 43 senators who urged President Trump to support the bid.
Russian Federation was among those to switch from backing Morocco to the North American effort at the last minute. He was born in Ghana in a refugee camp.
North America will host the World Cup in 2026
"It was a hard life". Download the Team USA app today. And I'm a proud Canadian citizen.
"My dream is to someday compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my home town of Edmonton".
"The people of North America have always welcomed me". "But they also knew that this was best for CONCACAF".
A film promised natural grass on every pitch at "iconic" and "state-of-the art" stadiums already built, a sly dig at Morocco, whose stadium infrastructure is far from complete.
"No one has said to us they're not voting for us because of who we have in the White House".
It is expected US will but Canada has only ever played at one World Cup, so their place is not a straightforward decision for those in power.
"Now we're asking for a second chance to show our abilities", he said through an interpreter.
Canada has bid once before in 1986, but it failed. Morocco's bid garnered a score of 2.7, along with a stark warning from the inspection team that "the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality can not be overstated". American soccer officials downplayed the influence of politics on the bid. The NFL facility under construction in Inglewood could also be used.