Since the unified World Cup bid was announced in April 2017, political relationships between the USA and its proposed co-hosts has been touchy at times. "The attractive game transcends borders and cultures".
Recently US President Donald Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "meek and mild" in a tweet over a tariff dispute following a G7 meeting.
Morocco has made four failed bids in the past for the World Cup: in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010. Qatar is preparing now to host the World Cup in 2022.
"If you love football, to see it on your doorstep, I remember (Euro) 96, it was all enjoyable".
Trump has previously warned that he will cut aid for countries that may vote against the joint North American bid.
Having antagonized Canada and Mexico in trade and immigration squabbles, US President Donald Trump is suddenly under pressure to cooperate with his neighbors on an issue the rest of the world obsesses over: the handsome game.
However, in 2018, perhaps controversially, the host nation is Russian Federation and they are set to kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia, teams with two of the worst FIFA world rankings in the competition. "Many of the hotels, stadiums and other places built for the World Cups there are not being used anymore and were very expensive".
North America is optimistically promising to deliver $14 billion in revenue helped, while the tournament won't require major construction work required on the 16 planned stadiums, all of which already exist.
Canada will host a fraction of the 80 men's World Cup matches in 2026, so costs will proportionally reflect that.
Future host countries are preparing for the costs too.
There's a good chance El-Hadary will play for Egypt during the tournament as he was his country's first choice shot stopper for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (also giving him the title for Oldest player at an African Cup of Nations finals tournament at 44 years 21 days), in which Egypt finished runners-up to Cameroon.
"To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together", Infantino said. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.
"FIFA's decision recognizes the three countries and, of course, is a vote of confidence for the ability to organize, the quality of infrastructure and the services that Mexico offers", current Mexico president Enrique Pena Nieto said in a statement Wednesday morning.