US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

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On Wednesday in Moscow, the trio bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada beat Morocco in a vote to earn the hosting rights to the 2026 World Cup.

Some confusion arose on Wednesday when Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino told reporters that it would be up to Concacaf to decide if the US, Canada and Mexico receive auto-bids to the World Cup. Canada and Mexico will each host 10 games.

The 2026 World Cup will head to North America for the fourth time and will be the first with 48 teams taking part.

Meanwhile, the USA hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986.

From the quarter-finals onwards all of the games will be hosted by the U.S. and the final is set to be played at the 82,500-capacity MetLife Stadium in NY.

The move is significant for both the United States and Canada, with each team failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, which gets underway on Thursday. It is expected United States of America will but Canada has only ever played at one World Cup, so their place is not a straightforward decision for those in power.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (R) poses for a picture with officials after the announcement, that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada, during the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia June 13, 2018.

The winning bid got 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco. Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here".

Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup. The tournament has been jointly hosted only once before, by Japan and Korea in 2002.

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Organizers had also anxious that the Trump administration's controversial travel ban targeting some Muslim nations could prevent some teams and fans from visiting during the tournament. It also has proposed not one traditional opening match but three (one in each nation).

Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa: "It's an opportunity to bring the world together and highlight how well things work between Canada, Mexico and the United States".

Because they are all hosting, the Canada, U.S. and Mexico teams will all automatically qualify for the tournament.

The Canadian cities are Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal; and Toronto; and Mexico's are Guadalajara; Mexico City; and Monterrey.

Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026. The country hosted in 1970, but it also hosted in 1986 after it was originally awarded to Colombia, who couldn't host for economic reasons.

Canada would benefit the most from getting an automatic bid, considering it has not successfully qualified on its own since 1986.

The Rose Bowl and Camping World Stadium were venues in 1994.

But the result was a bitter blow for Morocco after a fifth failed bid.

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