ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.
"The last friendly you could see that we were missing something and you could see that we did not have the fire you need for a World Cup".
The news was welcomed by US President Donald Trump, but in a rant laden with stereotypes, Maradona, who won the 1986 World Cup victor with Argentina's national team, said the hosts did not have the required passion to host the tournament.
Canada, the United States and Mexico may now be at each other's throats over trade, but here's hoping that soccer can help smooth over those differences.
Only occurring every four years, the World Cup attracts an unmatched global viewership with over 3.2 billion tuning into the 2014 tournament-a number it is likely to eclipse this year.
In the strongly negative camp is Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona, who laments the lack of a true soccer culture in North America, and specifically, Mexico's lack of success in the history of the World Cup. World Cup 2026 will be a historic campaign due to it being the first World Cup with the revamped 48-team participation.
Robbie Williams to perform at World Cup opening ceremony
FIFA's quirky rankings system to rate 211 men's national teams and decide seeding in World Cup draws is getting a reboot. Mexico's first match at the upcoming World Cup will be against reigning champions Germany in Moscow on June 17.
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A successful North American bid would likely also give the Canadian national team an automatic berth into the 2026 tournament.
Putin called Infantino a, "fighter" in hard times for FIFA and praised his commitment in fighting politics in football and corruption as well.
The U.S hosted the World Cup previously in 1994 while Mexico hosted it in 1970 and 1986.
A Mexico soccer fan wearing a sombrero chants as fans gather Wednesday on Nikolskaya Street ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.