United 2026 should be a 'more financially viable' World Cup

Doug Mendoza
June 15, 2018

"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".

North America had 134 votes out of 200 possible ballots, with Morocco earning 65 from the panel.

"Thank you for the incredible privilege", said Carlos Cordeiro, the president of US Soccer in a short, appreciative speech to the Federation Internationale de Football Association members after the vote.

With Australia bidding to bring the 2023 Women's World Cup to Australia, Lowy said "we feel like Australia can really make a very compelling proposition for world football, not just for women's football".

The U.S. hosted the tournament in 1994, when Brazil won the final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also congratulated the group on getting the World Cup bid.

Frustration has overwhelmed Morocco after the North African kingdom lost its fifth World Cup bid.

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Potential host cities include New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, and Montreal; but not Chicago, after the Windy City pulled out of the North American bid.

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He also said Morocco would implement the projects included in its 2026 bid, despite losing to a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

In this respect, they pointed out Morocco's neutral stance regarding the conflict between Qatar and other Gulf countries, Qatar's clear and early support for Morocco's bid, the stronger alignment of the concerned countries with the U.S. administration and the U.S. President Donald Trump's intimidating tweets.

"It's always a bit of a stronger bid with more countries, but at same time if we are talking about England, with their infrastructure, they can host on their own or with the rest of the United Kingdom".

That means the capital's iconic stadium, Estadio Azteca, is nearly certain to feature on day one and become the only arena in the world to host matches in three different world cups.

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