"It's going to take a long time for Africa to host the World Cup".
Calgary's provincial sports rival Edmonton is a candidate city, along with Montreal and Toronto, to host Canada's 10 World Cup matches in 2026.
Venues for the 2026 World Cup, which is slated to be the first WC to feature 48 teams, will be chosen from 23 stadiums that now exist or are already under construction.
The vote by national football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the 2010 vote when FIFA's elected board members picked Russia to host in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, defeating the U.S.
Both teams are struggling for form too losing the majority of their World Cup Friendlies, but given both sides lack of quality, they could cancel each other out. Almost half (46%) plan to watch the matches at home by themselves, while 28 percent report they'll be watching at a friend or family member's house.More news: Kim Deal Signals North Korea May Never Give Up Its Nukes
Every team needs a captain, and if there's one man who knows a thing or two about leading his country at the World Cup it's Mexico's Rafael Marquez. "The Mexicans come up against Brazil or Germany. and 'boom, ' they're out".
Apart from the fact that it was its fifth lost bid campaign in the past 30 years, Moroccans were upset to find out that several of their country's close allies in the Arab world voted against their bid. The final is set to take place on July 15th. Canada and Mexico also served as a key counterbalance to the United States from a political perspective. Standing on front row from left: Steve Reed, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. soccer president and Decio de Maria, President of the Football Association of Mexico.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will run for re-election as head of soccer's global governing body. "Not only our people and our families, not only our businesses, also in football they know that Canada, the United States and Mexico are deeply united", he continued.
"There is inequality in the status of countries around the world so you need laws that will allow the tournament to rotate". "Morocco has been counting on bolstering economic and social development by embracing the World Cup", he said, noting the infrastructure investment required to host such a tournament.