Local leaders react to North America’s winning bid for 2026 World Cup

Rex Christensen
June 14, 2018

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada had submitted a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2026, when the tournament will expand from 32 teams to 48. Kansas City and Cincinnati are the only candidate cities in the Midwest.

Estimated ticket prices for the potential matches in Kansas City would be $468 for quarter-final games and $609 for the third-place game.

"We are honored to be a part of the USA bid package, and we believe Nashville has a legitimate shot at hosting a World Cup event". So the rationality of this decision has to be acknowledged, the congress of national FAs who now vote in the new system chose the bid assessed as far superior in the technical inspections. Football is known as soccer in the United States.

Soccer fans are invited to celebrate the big announcement with a beer on Sporting KC, No Other Pub and Anheuser-Busch from 5:30-6:30 p.m.at No Other Pub in the Power and Light District.

But Morocco, bidding for a fifth time, had closed the gap on "United 2026" to the point that nobody in Moscow wanted to make a public prediction ahead of the vote at the FIFA Congress, where 207 member associations, minus the four bidding nations, cast ballots.

Herdman, who coached the women's national squad when Canada hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015, says "we were singing O Canada with 60,000 people, alongside everyone that was watching". The United States is likely to have 10 cities selected to host games, while Mexico and Canada are expected to each have three. "They hosted games and there were no problems".

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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and Toronto Mayor John Tory both retweeted of a video of North American representatives reacting to the success of the united bid Wednesday.

The US hosted the World Cup in 1994, while the tournament was held twice in Mexico (1970 and 1986). We've landed a World Cup.

This was the first World Cup vote since 2010, when the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments were awarded to Russian Federation and Qatar respectively.

Miami is a ideal city to host World Cup matches.

Nashville has recently hosted World Cup Qualifying matches and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches. The US, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes (67 percent) with the Morocco bid earning 65 votes. This effort was an enormous priority for former U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and his successor Carlos Cordeiro and the victorious effort could be an enormous boost to the sport in the United States.

Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, looked opportunistically quick to immediately put himself forward for re-election next year, and he was followed by United States president Donald Trump with a self-congratulatory tweet.

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