United States, Canada and Mexico awarded 2026 World Cup

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Cobi Jones, who played in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups - watched the bid in a NY office with former teammate Brian McBride, U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn and U.S. National Team GM Earnie Stewart.

Canada will likely host 10 of the tournament's 80 games, with another 10 to be played in Mexico and the remaining 60 held in the United States.

"We're got a lot of players that aren't actually representing Canada and I think this people a very front-sight focus of-it's here".

Lenarduzzi said with the World Cup expanding to 48 teams for the 2026 challenge, there is "no reason" why all three host teams should not be given a place.

Because it is co-hosting with two other countries, it is not yet clear if Canada will get the traditional automatic host-country qualification for the 2026 tournament.

North America is optimistically promising to deliver $14 billion in revenue helped, while the tournament won't require major construction work required on the 16 planned stadiums, all of which already exist.

Edmonton is part of the winning bid to host the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup but getting teams on the actual turf at Commonwealth Stadium is not a guarantee.

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Canada has played host to numerous Federation Internationale de Football Association events in the past, including the men's Under-16 World Championship in 1982, the 2002 under-19 women's World Championship, the 2007 men's Under-20 World Cup, the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup and the 2015 Women's World Cup.

At the time, the City of Vancouver said it was "extremely disappointed" it was no longer being considered for the tournament, adding that "hosting the biggest sporting event on earth would have offered significant economic benefits". But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.

The United States last hosted the men's World Cup in 1994.

Schmidt, who has played professionally in Frankfurt, Germany, for four years, believes Edmonton is well-positioned to co-host the global soccer event.

"I'm in the middle of Moscow and you can just sense the World Cup is just around the corner", RT's Peter Schmeichel says of the Russian capital. "Morocco would have beaten them".

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Chief among those is US President Donald Trump, whose "America First" approach might score well with his electoral base but may have made the United bid's task harder than it could ever have imagined.

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