World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

4505072383 United States Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup

World Cup host Russian Federation spent billions, but will its economy benefit?

2018 will be the 21st Fifa World Cup, 88 years after the inaugural tournament in Uruguay (1930) and for the first time in Russian Federation.

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after Federation Internationale de Football Association voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

Hosting a World Cup is a spectacle unlike any other, and in two cycles, the world's biggest competition will return to North America following Wednesday's vote.

Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency will end before the 2026 World Cup.

The World Cup will expand to 48 teams and 80 games for 2026 and the USA will stage 60 of those matches.

More details have emerged about how countries voted for the host of the 2026 football World Cup.

Officials have already talked of staging three games, one in each of the three countries, to kick off the tournament.

The US lost out on the 2022 tournament to Qatar, the award of which has been mired by corruption allegations that started a chain of events leading to the downfall of former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter. The US, Mexico and Canada received 134 votes (67 percent) with the Morocco bid earning 65 votes.

Qatar, who will host in 4 years' time, will mark the first time the tournament is played during winter months because of the nation's high temperatures during summertime.

The U.S previously hosted the World Cup in 1994 while Mexico staged it in 1970 and 1986.

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"On behalf of our United Bid, thank you so very much for this incredible honour".

Their position was weakened by the expectation that four U.S. territories at the centre of a voting row will not take part. Canada has never staged a men's World Cup but it did hold the women's tournament in 2015. But in the modern world, commercial clout and the promise of safe, sophistated infrastructure invariably carry more weight than passion and legacy - as Morocco seem likely to find to their cost when the race to stage the 2026 World Cup reaches its denouement tomorrow.

Canada's games will be split between three host cities with Toronto potentially hosting four games and Montreal and Edmonton taking three each.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup". The North African country claimed 33 per cent of the vote.

Liberia from West Africa, due to political ties with the United States, has also snubbed Morocco but however, the United bid had to endure some unreceptive attitude during their presentation at a Caf meeting in Moscow on Monday.

"We are humbled by the trust our colleagues in the Fifa family have put in our bid, strengthened by the unity between our three countries and the Concacaf region and excited by the opportunity we have to put football on a new and sustainable path for generations to come".

The U.S. last hosted the World Cup in 1994, an event that eventually gave rise to Major League Soccer, now in its 23rd season.

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