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Jeannette Daniel | 14 June, 2018, 07:01

How will the games be split up?

President Donald Trump welcomed the news, tweeting: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup".

Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, looked opportunistically quick to immediately put himself forward for re-election next year, and he was followed by U.S. president Donald Trump with a self-congratulatory tweet.

The average stadium capacity for the tournament is 55,000, with the largest the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team.

"This is the weakest Russian team in many decades".

The Football Association is understood to be strongly considering a bid to host the World Cup in 2030, and Gill says England should be encouraged by the fact FIFA put so much emphasis on the United bid's financial and technical scores in the bidding process.

That edition of the tournament is set to be the biggest in history, with 48 teams qualifying to take part in the 34-day event. Several foreign national teams also arranged games in the United States - including Spain against El Salvador in Washington, Japan against Costa Rica in Tampa, Ghana against South Korea in Miami and Portugal against Ireland in East Rutherford, N.J. - on their way to the final tournament in Brazil.

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She said a joint Canada-USA-Mexico bid will provide challenges, "especially for transportation", she said.

Will the United States, Mexico and Canada all get automatic bids?

"Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the World Cup in 2026". FIFA said in May 2017 that the question will be answered by the FIFA Council at a later date, and no decision was made on Wednesday. "So we're speaking to all of them".

Thirty-two national teams are participating in the World Cup football championships in Russian Federation. The U.S. previously hosted the World Cup in 1994 and Mexico staged it in 1970 and 1986.

One has to think all three will receive an automatic pass into the tournament. "Our cities are ready to host today".

A poll conducted by Ipsos MORI and published on June 7 showed that 73 percent of 12,000 people who took part in a global survey were happy with Russian Federation being the host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

So what about the tournament setup?

Eventually, 16 will be selected from the group. Luis Rubiales was not present at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, the RFEF president instead in Krasnodar to deliver the news that Julen Lopetegui had been sacked as coach just two days before their opening game with Portugal.

However, the Saudis impressed in qualifying and may be dark horses in Group A of this tournament.

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