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FIFA votes to play 2026 World Cup in North America

FIFA electing 2026 World Cup host
Posted at 3:50 AM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 07:57:55-04

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has voted to play the 2026 World Cup in North America with matches being held in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

More than 200 national football federations were set to vote at around midday local time in Moscow (0900 GMT) at their annual meeting one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off.

FIFA members had to pick between the financial security of the United States-Canada-Mexico bid where all venues are ready, and a Moroccan bid that needs to build or renovate all 14 stadiums for a 48-team tournament.

Mexico has hosted the World Cup twice, in 1970 and 1986, the U.S. hosted in 1994.

The cities that could potentially host games include:

  • United States
    • Atlanta
    • Baltimore
    • Boston
    • Cincinnati
    • Dallas
    • Denver
    • Houston
    • Kansas City
    • Los Angeles
    • Miami
    • Nashville
    • New York/New Jersey
    • Orlando
    • Philadelphia
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Seattle
    • Washington, D.C.
  • Canada
    • Edmonton
    • Montreal
    • Toronto
  • Mexico
    • Guadalajara
    • Mexico City
    • Monterrey