Russian Federation open World Cup 2018 with thumping win over Saudi Arabia

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As there will be a total of 64 matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, respondents could choose multiple options for where they would be watching the games.

"There is inequality in the status of countries around the world so you need laws that will allow the tournament to rotate".

The North American countries won with 134 votes, or 67 percent, against an upstart campaign from Morocco, which garnered 65 votes, in the Wednesday morning vote in Moscow.

Óscar Tabarez has led the South Americans at the 1990, 2010 and 2014 tournaments, and when Uruguay's game kicks off in Yekaterinburg it'll be his fourth World Cup in charge - meaning he will have the Most FIFA World Cup appearances with the same national team by a coach.

The statement said that the bid organizers were confident that "every eligible fan and member of our FIFA family will have unhindered access to our country to experience and celebrate the 2026 FIFA World Cup".

Despite his country voting for Morocco, Cameroon federation official Kevin Njomo accepted the World Cup would be "more profitable in America".

Canada will host a fraction of the 80 men's World Cup matches in 2026, so costs will proportionally reflect that.

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Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance". Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull were headlines acts at the 2014 opening ceremony in Brazil.

Previous hosts had been decided by the FIFA Executive committee, now known as the FIFA Council. "Morocco has been counting on bolstering economic and social development by embracing the World Cup", he said, noting the infrastructure investment required to host such a tournament.

In an unexpected late intervention after presentations on Wednesday, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura gave the North American bid one final push before the ballot when she summarized the review task force's verdict that saw Morocco fare so poorly.

World Cup matches and an Olympic Games would put Canada front and centre in the sports world in 2026.

But from Tuesday forward, the countries aim to shelve their disagreements and present a united front, at least when it comes to co-hosting the world's most-watched single-sport event. Both the United States and Canada failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.

American soccer officials downplayed the influence of politics on the bid. Could a regional North African bid work with Algeria and Tunisia?

"It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the USA bid", Trump wrote.