MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses the 68th FIFA Congress at the Moscow Expocentre on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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USA, Canada, & Mexico Win Co-Host Bid For 2026 World Cup

With just one day before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA associates voted to bring the world’s biggest tournament to North America.

The United States, Canada and Mexico won a combine bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The joint bid beat out it’s only competitor, Morocco, by a vote of 134 to 65. This will mark the first time the soccer tournament will be held in three different countries at once. Teams will also be expanded to 48 from 32.

As ESPN reported, of the 80 matches in the World Cup 10 will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 will be in the United States. The final match will take place at that Patriots’ home turf, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The closest possible host city to Sacramento will be San Francisco/ the Bay Area.

The last time the United States hosted the World Cup was in 1994. The tournament was held in Mexico in 1970 and 1986, while Canada has never hosted.

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