Published: Thu, June 14, 2018

Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

The United States is slated to stage 60 matches, including every game from the quarter-finals onwards. The administrator of Goan origin was ably assisted by another NRI, Allahabad-born Sunil Gulati, former president of US Soccer and a hugely influential member of the all-powerful FIFA Council.

"Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour". However, the absence of Italy is strikingly odd while US fans won't get to cheer on Team USA like they did in 2014. The US, however, hosted the World Cup on its own merit in 1994, while Mexico have twice before organised the tournament, in 1970 and in 1986. Cordeiro and Gulati, however, had done enough to turn the tide in their favour.

The last time the US hosted the World Cup was in 1994, with Brazil winning the tournament at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

In the closing days before the vote, Trump ― who won't be president during the 2026 World Cup, even if he wins re-election in 2020 ― promised that visiting players and fans would not face visa problems around the tournament.


"[Fifa president] Gianni Infantino promised a much more transparent Federation Internationale de Football Association, he promised a much more objective Federation Internationale de Football Association", said Regan.

"The fact that the votes are then recorded, I think that's a huge change and Federation Internationale de Football Association should be applauded for it".

In a barbed reference to his critics, Putin claimed "sport is beyond politics" and Russian Federation has always had "close ties with those who see the incredible potential for human development" that events like the World Cup present. The bid also expects record ticket and hospitality revenue.

But his adopted city, Vancouver, will not be hosting a World Cup game in 2026 because the province pulled out of the bid in March, saying it would not shoulder "potentially huge and unpredictable costs". Make sure to select the "Fubo Premier" bundle that includes all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets. "So many people asked when I was on the campaign".

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