North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

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"Also, we have the reputation of being a city of sport, a city of soccer as well". Federation Internationale de Football Association will also be making the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid.

Elsewhere, Manchester United host Leicester City, Tottenham head to Newcastle United, Liverpool play West Ham at Anfield and Huddersfield Town host Chelsea.

The United States proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games at the 2026 World Cup, the first edition of the tournament that will include 48 teams.

"The North American bid in general and the Boston bid are very similar", said Bilello.

Of the 23 cities chosen as potential host sites, 15 now have MLS teams.

More recently, Sporting KC officials have used Pinnacle, the club's new state-of-the-art training center, as a tool for persuasion.

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Roma have allowed Alisson's agent Jose Maria Neis to speak to Madrid officials and a £61million fee could be agreed. At the weekend, Alisson made clear his desire for his future to be decided before the start of the World Cup.

"The inclusion of Kansas City showcases a strategic vision and a spirit of togetherness made possible by a coalition of leaders in multiple cities, states and municipal agencies", Illig said in a statement in March. Both the United States and Canada failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted after the victory: "Congratulations, - a great deal of hard work!"

That, along with the promise of major revenues from North American sponsors and television networks, was appealing to Federation Internationale de Football Association, an organization that has been beset by global corruption scandals, concerns over exorbitant costs related to previous tournaments, and allegations of widespread labor and human rights abuses around the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa.

"This announcement is huge for soccer in the USA and maybe even bigger for soccer in Nashville", said Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation President and CEO Butch Spyridon. Stadiums, accommodation and transport were all deemed "high risk" but Morocco said it had plans to spend up to $16 billion to shore up its deficits ahead of the tournament.

210 members were present with 203 members entitled to vote.

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