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North America will host the 2026 World Cup after Federation Internationale de Football Association voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

He added, "People have a soft spot for Mexico, especially looking at Mexico as a little bit under-developed and giving them a chance".

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.

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

On July 7, Orlando City SC will host a day-long watch party at Orlando City Stadium for the World Cup quarterfinal match at 2 p.m. ET, which kicks off a full day of the handsome game in the City attractive.

It was Russia's first World Cup win since 2002 and ended a seven-game winless run overall - the national team's longest winless streak in 20 years. Russia's win was also the biggest in a World Cup opener in 84 years since Italy's 7-1 over the United States in 1934.

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The United States will not be there, but the show goes on nonetheless.

Liverpool's pre-Europe travels The Premier League has released dates for all 380 matches, but none have been allotted kick-off times as broadcasters are yet to decide which games will be televised.

But while Juan Antonio Pizzi's team are rank outsiders at Russian Federation 2018, they could have done more to exploit the nerves and tension of the hosts inside the Luzhniki. The winning bid means 60 of the tournament's games will be held in the US, with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each.

The last time the USA hosted the World Cup was in 1994, with Brazil winning the tournament at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation will hold a press conference at 9:30 Wednesday morning to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

"Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour".

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