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"What can really be the legacy, whether we host matches or are just involved with this in some other grand scheme, that can make sure that Baltimore and the state of Maryland have maximized the potential of being a part of the World Cup?".
"This will do a lot to grow football for the kids and sharing it and being united with the United States and Canada is huge and special", Campos told ESPN. The bid group has been working under the premise of three cities in each of Canada and Mexico and 10 in the United States.
The joint bid defeated Morocco's application with 134 of the 200 votes cast at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. "Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege", Carlos Cordeiro, the president of U.S. Soccer, said after the decision was announced at a Federation Internationale de Football Association meeting in Moscow.
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The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion. But with the tournament expanding from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, tripling the hosts would not cause as many ripples. We give our thoughts on the vote win and its implications and the shocking decision from Spain to fire manager Julen Lopetegui on Day 2 of our daily podcast from the site of the World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup of soccer is coming to Montreal in 2026 and Olympic Stadium is going to finally get the retractable roof it didn't have for the 1976 Olympics.
Morocco plans to use 14 stadiums, nine of which have yet to be built with the other five due for renovation. "Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?"
There has been no formal announcement yet that the three co-host countries will skip qualifying, as has been the tournament custom. We're also joined by Ken Bensinger, author of the book "Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports", to discuss the scandal-ridden organization and its tumultuous last few years.
All matches from the Quarterfinal on, including the World Cup Final, will be played in the United States.