Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks on the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and the announcement the 2026 World Cup will be held in Canada, Mexico and America. Morocco could only offer the world governing body of soccer US$5 billion in profit from the expanded 48-team men's soccer showcase.
However, in a show of sportmanship, Morocco have wished the North American countries well as they prepare to host the world in eight years time. Several foreign national teams also arranged games in the United States - including Spain against El Salvador in Washington, Japan against Costa Rica in Tampa, Ghana against South Korea in Miami and Portugal against Ireland in East Rutherford, N.J. - on their way to the final tournament in Brazil. "The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA's inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate, were clear indications that further pursuit of the bid wasn't in Chicago's best interests", the mayor's office said at the time. Kansas City and Cincinnati are the only candidate cities in the Midwest.
Jerry Jones' AT&T Stadium has hosted Gold Cup matches and plenty of worldwide friendlies. We are proud of Kansas City's involvement in the United Bid and look forward to 2026 with tremendous excitement.
While Canada has never hosted-or even qualified for-the men's World Cup, it can count on its more experienced co-hosts and current NAFTA partners.
The U.S. has submitted 17 cities to host matches, but that list will be narrowed down to 10 by 2021.
All eligible FIFA member associations were able to take part in the electronic vote.
Over 20 million male and female Saudis are set to enthusiastically watch the World Cup 2018 opening football match between Saudi Arabia and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia at 6.00 p.m. Thursday.
Wednesday's vote may trigger a new approach to hosting the tournament, with countries banding together to share existing resources.
Portland was not chosen as one of the finalists to host World Cup matches.
Others saw the event as an opportunity to heal North America's frayed relations since U.S. President Donald Trump came to office 18 months ago promising to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico to stem illegal immigration and to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.
"We've got a group of men who are hungry and ready to become the last team to earn the right, officially earn the right, to qualify for 2022, which is Qatar".