With a 135-64 vote on Wednesday, FIFA's member associations have chosen the United States, Mexico and Canada as the host countries for the 2026 World Cup of soccer - and Montreal has made the shortlist of three potential Canadian hosts.
Gimenez hopes Miami-Dade will be able to host some of the World Cup 2026 games designated to the United States during the semifinals and benefit economically. Sen.
After controversy surrounded the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russian Federation and the 2022 finals in Qatar, the vote was the first to be decided by the FIFA congress.
And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.
MLS commissioner Don Garber called it "a monumental step in our collective mission to further advance the game of soccer in North America" and added "there's no doubt that World Cup 2026 will elevate the sport of soccer to entirely new levels".
There will also be significant costs associated with security for the event, but Tory said the city is counting on the partnerships with other governments to make that happen. The United States will host the remaining 60, including the final.
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In 2010, the US was a finalist to host the 2020 World Cup but lost to Qatar in a vote that was later discredited - but not reversed - because of widespread corruption in FIFA's ranks. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency would end before the 2026 World Cup. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.
Edmonton proved its hosting abilities during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, he said.
"There's a tremendous amount of ancillary events that go on around the World Cup", said Rick Catlett, president and chief executive officer of Gator Bowl Sports.
Before the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Jacksonville served as the host for a friendly match between the USA team and Moldova, played at Wolfson Park while the old Gator Bowl underwent extensive reconstruction. "They don't. We have to make them think about Toronto".
Schmidt, who has played professionally in Frankfurt, Germany, for four years, believes Edmonton is well-positioned to co-host the global soccer event.
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