Vancouver not among Canadian cities in line to host 2026 World Cup

Vancouver not among Canadian cities in line to host 2026 World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association had already chose to expand the 2026 tournament to 48 teams and by backing the joint bid it has also committed to holding the first tournament hosted by three countries.

United States venues include the Pasadena Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, venue for the 1994 World Cup final.

President Donald Trump supported the joint World Cup bid, though he also drew a rebuke from Federation Internationale de Football Association in April after he tweeted that "it would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the USA bid".

That figure would shatter the $2.6 billion profit from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Green Falcons earned their first World Cup berth since 2006 by going undefeated during AFC World Cup qualifying, but have stumbled through pre-tournament friendly action, going 3-1-5 including losses in their past three games to Italy, Peru, and Germany.


The 2026 tournament will be held in United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat that of Morocco on Wednesday.

But fear not, for that endurance test was followed in 1990 by one of the most astonishing games in World Cup history, Cameroon's 1-0 victory over holders Argentina at San Siro by virtue of Francois Omam-Biyik's victor and such extraordinary reckless tackling and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm that left several world champions sporting saucer-sized bruises and two Cameroon players with red cards.

According to Canada Soccer, today's vote marks the first time three nations have been selected to co-host a FIFA World Cup and the first time the FIFA World Cup will be played in North America in 32 years.

Despite the scepticism that initially surrounded the 1994 World Cup in the U.S., the tournament was a runaway commercial and critical success. The United States will host the remaining 60, including the final. Canada and Mexico would each host 10 games apiece. Venues for the United bid will be picked from existing stadiums or new ones under construction.

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