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Christopher Davidson
June 14, 2018

"A lot of hard work has really paid off by USA soccer, [the] Mexican Soccer Federation and the Canadian Soccer Federation to bring it to all three host countries for the very first time in World Cup history".

FIFA's World Cup soccer is coming to Canada, but Vancouver is not among the host cities after B.C. backed out of the bid for the games earlier this year.

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.

Jacksonville was named among the initial candidates to host games in the 80-game competition, but the city was cut from the candidate list in October 2017. Their eyes will remain glued to their TV screens from the beginning till the end of the match, in what promises to be an exciting start to a World Cup that will see a host of stars perform with verve.

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.

In its evaluation, the joint bid also got a "technical score" of 402.8 out of 500, compared to Morocco's 274.9.

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The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion.

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. "Our cities are ready to host today", said John Kristick, executive director of the United Bid Committee.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday in Russian Federation, with a field of 32 teams from around the globe competing in a monthlong tournament that concludes July 15. "Football today is the only victor". Hasseltine said. "We want to make sure the legacy lives forever and lives long beyond the games' being here".

The United States will be joined by Canada and Mexico in hosting the 2026 World Cup, FIFA has announced. They put in a huge amount of legwork, meeting with a slew of countries across the vast continent in hopes of securing a majority of the confederation's votes.

"We believe strongly that this decision will be made on its merits", Cordeiro, the bid leader, told reporters.

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

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