But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change. Mexico will host games for a record third time, after the 1970 and 1986 editions. The U.S. will host 60 of the 80 matches, including the final, scheduled for MetLife Stadium outside New York City. We are proud of Kansas City's involvement in the United Bid and look forward to 2026 with tremendous excitement. The lovely game transcends borders and cultures.
It marks the first time the World Cup will be held in more than one country since 2002, when South Korea and Japan shared hosting duties.
Each of the United Bid's 23 proposed stadiums are fully built, occupied, and operational, ensuring long‐ term use following the 2026 FIFA World CupTM. That includes Adidas AG, Dalian Wanda Group, and Coca-Cola Co. Canada, Mexico and the US are home to a combined 491 million people and two of the world's biggest media markets.
The intrigue then swelled on Monday when Morocco Football Federation president Fouzi Lekjaa ridiculed the North Americans' forecast of $14.3 billion in revenue if they land hosting rights. The tournament will still take place over 32 days.
Large votes are often swayed by small concessions promised to the right number of smaller nations or by regional biases.
But bid chief Hicham el Amrani said he was confident the country's infrastructure "could deliver" and made play of the North African nation's position, nine miles from the southern tip of Spain - dubbing it a "European" World Cup. It will be the first time since 1994 that the USA will have hosted the monthlong soccer extravaganza, and will come two years before Los Angeles welcomes back the 2028 Summer Olympics.
"Not to comment really on the US side, but maybe they felt that they wished to go further in some additional letters which they had received from their president", he added.
Federation Internationale de Football Association will publish each voter's choice soon after the poll and fear of retribution could influence countries that do not want to be found on the opposite page with the United States. "There is no doubt that World Cup 2026 will elevate the sport of soccer to entirely new levels and Major League Soccer is honored to be a part of this joyous day".
Saudi Arabia can not draw on a strong World Cup pedigree either.
Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015.
Which cities will host the World Cup matches? Mexico and the United States have each appeared in seven of the past eight World Cups.
Canada has bid once before in 1986, but it failed.
Italy failed to qualify for the first time since 1958, being the only one of eight teams to have won the competition who won't compete in Russian Federation.
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Its Lords were instrumental in bringing about some of the amendments that have been sent back to the Commons. Shortly before MPs began voting, Sandbach praised the government for making "important concessions".