The vote, which occurred a day before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, is also the first time three nations have been selected to co-host a Cup and the first time it will be played in North America since the United States hosted in 1994. Qatar is set to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup in 2022, despite controversy surrounding its hot summers and infrastructure needs. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.
The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa.
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Before the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Jacksonville served as the host for a friendly match between the USA team and Moldova, played at Wolfson Park while the old Gator Bowl underwent extensive reconstruction. That's why we should host the World Cup - because we are so inclusive. Among other decisions, Federation Internationale de Football Association will make the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid.
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The final takes place at the 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium on July 15. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty. The full list of votes has been published on FIFA's website.
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Fox Sports COO Eric Shanks told FOX Business it's a big win for soccer in North America.
Houston has hosted several global games over the last few years including Manchester United versus Manchester City last summer at NRG Stadium.
"We're not missing out on this, people", Herdman said.
Some of them took photos with Moscow residents.
There is also a chance to send an eighth team via an inter-continental playoff.