Montreal to co-host 2026 World Cup

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As nice as it is to travel and experience new countries, having the tournament come to our own backyard is a chance that simply can not be missed, especially considering it will be held in three separate countries for the first time in the history of the World Cup. "Football today is the only victor". "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!"

The three countries saw off a bid from Morocco, a North African countries was their only rival in the bid.

Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015. In addition, the United bid projected to bring in $14 billion, double that of Morocco.

Morocco was counting on the strong support of African countries but it seems the ten nations defied the continental solidarity and voted otherwise.

For years, North America has looked at avenues to grow its game, and while some may argue that a 48-team competition will dilute the World Cup field, for CONCACAF and the rest of the World Cup it opens up a brand-new opportunity for teams that have previously been left at the alter.

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The decision marked the first time that showed how each country had voted following accusations of corruption and double-dealing following the award of the 2018 tournament to Russian Federation and the 2022 competition to Qatar.

While Ghana's former FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been handed a 90-day Fifa ban following corruption allegations, the country's government is on the verge of dissolving the association, with two GFA officials barred from travelling to attend the congress in Russian Federation.

Its new president, Gianni Infantino, who was believed to favour the U.S. bid, told congress that Federation Internationale de Football Association was "clinically dead" when he took over in 2016.

After the USA men's national team missed out on qualifying for this summer's tournament, which kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, the news of the successful bid was a boost to frustrated American soccer fans.

Football's showpiece event will return to the North American continent for the first time since 1994 when the United States hosted the tournament. He said it was too early to put a price tag on the upgrades.