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2026 FIFA World Cup
Thu, 2018-Jun-14 02:22 UTC
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With 293,519 views on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 our article of the day is 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States in 2026. They won the rights to host the contest at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia on 13 June 2018, beating a rival bid from Morocco.

This will be the first tournament hosted by more than two countries, and only the second hosted by more than one country, the other being the 2002 tournament, which was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan. Mexico will become the first country to host three men's World Cups – previously in 1970 and 1986.

The tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams, after FIFA approved expansion from 32 teams. Eighty matches will be played at the tournament, with sixty taking place in the US, including all 8 matches from the quarter-finals onward, while Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each.

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