Russia: USA-Mexico-Canada to make 'football bigger' with 2026 World Cup

The presidents of the US, Mexican and Canadian Football Federations agreed that “unity” was one of the main factors in winning the 2026 World Cup bid. “The power of unity, the unity of the three nations coming together, offering what no one other nation, including my own, can provide today, I think that was a very powerful message”, stated President of US Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro... Еще. According to his Canadian counterpart Steve Reed, the bid procedure “was a very complicated process, so when it came to football, to our united bid, there was no question that we were all working collaboratively towards the common goal.” “We always defend that this should be all about football, and in that sense, the proposal of the three countries has the goal to make football bigger, from the players, teams, and ending with the fans”, added President of Mexican Footbal Federation Decio de Maria. Earlier in the day, FIFA announced that the 'United Bid', consisting of the USA, Mexico and Canada, won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. They won with 134 votes (67 percent) compared to 65 (33 percent) for the rival Moroccan bid.

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