Will USA Soccer Team Qualify Automatically?

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As nice as it is to travel and experience new countries, having the tournament come to our own backyard is a chance that simply can not be missed, especially considering it will be held in three separate countries for the first time in the history of the World Cup.

"Hosting the 2026 FIFA World CupTM is a rare and important moment to demonstrate that we are all truly united through sport", said Carlos Cordeiro, President of U.S. Soccer and Co‐Chair of the United Bid. The split of potential venues reflects that breakdown. Another three are cities that will have expansion teams coming into MLS.

The vote was conducted on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, which is scheduled to kick off Thursday in host nation Russian Federation. Sixteen of the USA stadiums are home to National Football League teams. The United States will host every match from the quarterfinals forward, with the proposed final to be held at MetLife Stadium outside New York City.

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"We're blessed with 23 really world-class facilities, stadiums".

"It's a tremendous day", Shanks told Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" on Wednesday. Plus, the renovated Hard Rock Stadium looks like it was created to host worldwide soccer. "But we're very excited".

"We are grateful for the chance to bring to life FIFA's new vision for the future of football", said Decio de Maria, President of Mexico Football Federation and Co‐Chair of the United Bid.

The world's biggest sporting event could be on its way to Edmonton. "And our history of hosting extremely successful global soccer games and our enthusiastic fan base gives us confidence that - if selected - Denver and the region would be excited to see the World Cup take place at the Denver Broncos' stadium".

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It's not yet clear whether the US, Canada and Mexico will all automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup or if they'll have to compete with other Concacaf countries for a spot.

But I would like everyone to think of other reasons, to think of South Africa, where the World Cup starts next month, and a young girl called Nothemba, to think of Eddie from Manchester and Kadra from west London. He noted more has to happen before the Alberta capital makes the cut of host cities by 2020. "The US, together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup".

American soccer officials downplayed the influence of politics on the bid.

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.

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