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2026 World Cup is coming to the U.S., Miami a proposed host

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MiamiHerald / The 2026 World Cup is coming to America — and Miami is expected to be one of the venues.

The united bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday morning was selected to host the 2026 Cup by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, where the 2018 World Cup kicks off Thursday morning. The tri-nation bid, a first in Cup history, won by a vote of 134 to 65 over Morocco.

It is the first time the tournament will be played in North America since the United States hosted in 1994.

Two Miami residents — newly-elected U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro and former University of Miami president and congressional candidate Donna Shalala, a U.S. Soccer board member — were deeply involved in the bid process. Cordeiro, who was co-chair of the bid, spent much of his first few months in office traveling the world, lobbying.

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