Federation Internationale de Football Association eyes big crowds, bigger profits at 2026 World Cup

14 June, 2018, 18:46 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

A total of 23 finalists between the three countries have been selected as possible locations for World Cup games.

The 2026 tournament will be held in United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat that of Morocco on Wednesday.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman headed to Moscow on Thursday to attend the opening of Russia's World Cup 2018.

Brazil's World Cup preparations have taken a weird turn after the line-up for their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday was leaked online by a friend of starting forward Gabriel Jesus.

The "United Bid" won the Federation Internationale de Football Association confidence to host the showpiece over Africa's nation Morocco.

Federation Internationale de Football Association had already made a decision to expand the 2026 tournament to 48 teams and by backing the joint bid it has also committed to holding the first tournament hosted by three countries.

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To do so would have invited ridicule when it needed to build or renovate the 14 stadiums it wants to use - a task FIFA's technical report said "cannot be overstated". This came in response to an invitation from President Vladimir Putin.

Bid officials have given bullish financial projections, forecasting a record-breaking multi-billion-dollar profit for the expanded tournament.

Venues for the 2026 World Cup, which is slated to be the first WC to feature 48 teams, will be chosen from 23 stadiums that now exist or are already under construction. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup but held the women's tournament in 2015.

Leading their charge was Carlos Cordeiro, an Indian who migrated to the United States from Bombay, now Mumbai, when he was just six and rose to become president of United States Soccer Federation. The US proposed hosting 60 out of the 80 games in 2026.

Mexico will host the matches in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey.

Dallas's AT&T Stadium and Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium were floated as possible semi-final venues.

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