World Cup Coming To North America, But Chicago Won’t Host Games

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada had submitted a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2026, when the tournament will expand from 32 teams to 48.

The last time the USA hosted the World Cup was in 1994, with Brazil winning the tournament at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The United States couldn't get into the 2018 World Cup, but on Wednesday the 2026 World Cup was brought to the U.S.

On June 14 at 6:00 p.m. Moscow time (11:00 a.m. ET), teams from Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia will kick off the 2018 World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. "And I don't have enough information to know why they made the decision that they made, but they made it and we're better moving on at this stage because it's not coming to Vancouver".

Because it is co-hosting with two other countries, it is not yet clear if Canada will get the traditional automatic host-country qualification for the 2026 tournament.

Morocco FA president Fouzi Lekjaa said: "I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country, Morocco, to continue to work for football, to work for the youth and also to realise some day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".

The city is working with the Edmonton Eskimos and other community groups on a master plan to upgrade Commonwealth Stadium.

U.S. soccer president Carlos Corderio said after his bid's success on Wednesday: "It's a bit emotional for us today". Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, announced North America beat out Morocco.

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At the time, the City of Vancouver said it was "extremely disappointed" it was no longer being considered for the tournament, adding that "hosting the biggest sporting event on earth would have offered significant economic benefits".

The United States held the World Cup in 1994 while Mexico held it in 1986. "They don't. We have to make them think about Toronto". "That is something over the next eight years that we'll look at from a (Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment) standpoint, an Exhibition Place standpoint".

The stadium will also get an upgrade for the World Cup, with the capacity growing from about 15,000 seats to 45,000 thanks to temporary stands in the north and south end, like the setup for last year's MLS Cup final and the NHL's Centennial Classic in 2016.

Meaning even if you know nothing at all about the game, the sport, the event, you can still sound like an absolute expert by confidently telling your friends that the victor will definitely be one of those who've either been there and done it or won it before.

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