North America will host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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Canada has never hosted the World Cup but staged the Olympic Games in 1976, the U17 World Cup in 1987, the U20 World Cup in 2007 and the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.The 2022 FIFA World Cup finals will take place in Qatar.

Banned former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter has received an open invitation from President Vladimir Putin to attend the World Cup in Russia and intends to take it up, Blatter's spokesman Thomas Renggli said on Tuesday.

The 68th FIFA Congress will determine the site of the 2026 tournament, selecting from a joint North American bid submitted by Canada, the United States and Mexico, or a bid from Morocco. The North American bid won 134 to 65, according to ESPN FC.

Speaking on Trump's possible visit for the World Cup, Peskov said "for this there is even no need for North America to win".

"Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026", Carlos Cordiero, president of the US Soccer Federation told Congress. "Football today is the only victor".

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The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games - 60 are planned in the US and 10 each in Canada and Mexico.

Edmonton's hopes of becoming a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup rest on a final vote Wednesday morning in Moscow.

The 2026 tournament will return to the North American region 32 years after that US -hosted edition.

Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986, the USA hosted in 1994. 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.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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