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"A lot of hard work has really paid off by US 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".

Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid, meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City.

With a 135-64 vote on Wednesday, FIFA's member associations have chosen the United States, Mexico and Canada as the host countries for the 2026 World Cup of soccer - and Montreal has made the shortlist of three potential Canadian hosts.

In 2010, the US was a finalist to host the 2020 World Cup but lost to Qatar in a vote that was later discredited - but not reversed - because of widespread corruption in FIFA's ranks.

England goalkeeper Gordon Banks is another World Cup victor, one who represented the Three Lions when they won the tournament in 1966.

The Bid Book contains all of the detail of how we would host the World Cup in either 2018 or 22. Fox, Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes have USA broadcast rights to this year's tournament - for which the US national team failed to qualify - and also for 2026.

"FIFA could not provide a basic level of certainty on some major unknowns that put our city and taxpayers at risk".

The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa. "Morocco would have beaten them".

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.

"To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together", Infantino said. The handsome game transcends borders and cultures.

Lenarduzzi said with the World Cup expanding to 48 teams for the 2026 challenge, there is "no reason" why all three host teams should not be given a place. Canada's sole World Cup appearance was in 1986 in Mexico, where they did not score a goal, losing to France, Hungry and the Soviet Union in the group stage.

Anxious that rivals might try to turn the vote into a referendum on Trump, who is deeply unpopular in many parts of the world, organizers of the North American bid took pains to dissociate their efforts from politics.

In qualification for the 2018 World Cup, the US surprisingly finished fifth in a group of six countries in the fifth round of qualification, only ahead of Trinidad & Tobago.

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