A joint bid by North American countries comprising USA, Mexico and Canada has won the rights to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup tournament.
Potential commercial opportunities, practical legal hurdles involved with throwing a huge event in three separate, large countries and a litany of other questions must be answered in the buildup to the 2026 tournament, which will be the first World Cup to feature an expanded field of 48 teams.
Canada has not qualified for the World Cup since 1986 - 10 years after the Olympic Stadium was supposed to have a retractable roof. United States of America will regroup in the coming years and attempt to clinch a spot in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar before turning its attention to home pursuits.
To cut down on travel, the US -led bid proposed having teams play all their games in the same regional areas.
"Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026", Carlos Cordiero, the president of US Soccer told the delegates from more than 200 member nations following the vote.
Added Reed: "In our country of Canada we've got three wonderful host cities that have had great success in the past in hosting worldwide sporting events, including the  Women's World Cup,  Women's Under-20 World Cup,  Men's Under-20 World Cup".
Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation, noted Africa has only ever hosted the World Cup once.More news: Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week
"A lot of hard work has really paid off by US soccer, [the] Mexican Soccer Federation and the Canadian Soccer Federation to bring it to all three host countries for the very first time in World Cup history". Canadian officials have already said that there is a movement to stage games in all three countries on the tournament's opening day, should the so-called United bid carry the day. Pat Toomey, who was among a bipartisan group of 43 senators who urged President Trump to support the bid.
The report made the US-Canada-Mexico bid the clear favourite after rating it four out of five, and Morocco was not able to bridge the gap.
A statement released by the Colorado Rapids, the Denver Sports Commission and the Stadium Management Company said Denver is among approximately 23 cities in consideration to host World Cup games eight years from now.
That suggests that North American bid leaders' promises to deliver a record $11 billion profit for the 2026 tournament are feasible.
"Our country is prepared to host the World Cup".
Canada will officially co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. "Not only will U.S. Soccer get an automatic bid (to compete in the tournament), but Philadelphia has a great chance of being one of the host cities".
From the quarter-finals onwards all of the games will be hosted by the United States of America and the final is set to be played at the 82,500-capacity MetLife Stadium in NY.