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The United bid by Canada Mexico and the United States was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup The United bid by Canada Mexico and the United States was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup
Cary Erickson | 14 June, 2018, 11:27

The Football Association is understood to be strongly considering a bid to host the World Cup in 2030, and Gill says England should be encouraged by the fact FIFA put so much emphasis on the United bid's financial and technical scores in the bidding process. The 2026 tournament will be the first hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

For more on the U.S., Mexico, and Canada hosting the 2026 World Cup, visit NBC.

The city was one of 23 included in the joint North American bid as a potential venue for the tournament, but only 16 cities will be selected as official hosts.

"They have made a decision among themselves but ultimately it will be up to FIFA to decide", FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters Wednesday. "The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA's inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate, were clear indications that further pursuit of the bid wasn't in Chicago's best interests", the mayor's office said at the time. On June 2, 2010, the MLS' Montreal Impact played a friendly against Serie A powerhouse A.C. Milan in a match that saw natural grass installed just for the one-off event. Canada and Mexico would then host ten games each. "They hosted games and there were no problems".

CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has seven slots in the World Cup.

During the next month, the men's national teams will compete in 12 venues in 11 cities around Russian Federation.

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It may still be eight years away, but the expectation of seeing Canada co-hosting, and actually playing in, a men's World Cup is already palpable.

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. This effort was an enormous priority for former U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and his successor Carlos Cordeiro and the victorious effort could be an enormous boost to the sport in the United States.

Herdman pointed to the performance of national team member Alphonso Davies, 17, who spoke to delegates ahead of their vote Wednesday, as representative of the quality of the young talent on his team.

Miami is a ideal city to host World Cup matches.

USA president Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations, in between tweets on OPEC oil prices and how cutting military exercises in South Korea will "save a fortune".

"Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on this bid - it's going to be a great tournament!"