United States, Canada and Mexico awarded 2026 World Cup

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How will the games be split up?

Of the 80 games, 10 matches will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the USA with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets. That isn't set in stone, however.

When Gianni Infantino replaced embattled Joseph "Sepp" Blatter as president of soccer's governing body in 2016, he acknowledged that the organization was "in a crisis" and promised reforms. The U.S. failed to qualify in 2018.

Miami and Orlando are among the 23 cities in the running to host matches, and Hard Rock Stadium - built for soccer and known as a host to sold-out global matches - is expected to be selected.

Montreal city Coun. Rosannie Filato, who is responsible for sports and recreation, said the city implemented an action plan in 2016 to host worldwide sporting events and is investing in transit systems.

How many teams will participate?

For Morocco to win the tournament it had to rely on support from Uefa. National-team base camps could also be held at local sites such as Loyola Maryland and Navy.

Do Canada, Mexico and the U.S. automatically qualify?

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"Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would be glad to see all guests here in Moscow and certainly this concerns the guests from the United States at the highest level", Peskov said, speaking on whether Trump could be invited to Moscow as a guest at the World Cup.

Earlier, US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro has said his bid would generate $14bn in revenue and make an $11bn profit for Federation Internationale de Football Association. FIFA said in May 2017 that the question will be answered by the FIFA Council at a later date, and no decision was made on Wednesday.

To do so would have invited ridicule when it needed to build or renovate the 14 stadiums it wants to use - a task FIFA's technical report said "cannot be overstated".

"If we get to host in 2026, that's the realization of a lifelong dream, to get back to the World Cup, and to give kids that opportunity to be inspired like I was in 1986". But who do you think will triumph at the tournament? The only other World Cup played in more than one country was in the 2002 event shared by South Korea and Japan.

With 48 teams, there will be 16 groups of three teams. Thirty-two teams are vying for a place in history at football's most prestigious tournament this summer.