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The victorious bid collected 134 and 67% of the votes and Morocco received 65 votes or 33%.

Bin Salman appeared to be more light-hearted about the game, stating that any result would actually contribute to relations between the two countries. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege. "We stand for fair, open, lovely sport. Morocco would have beaten them". "What matters is tomorrow's game, because a World Cup game is very special and we want to give our best and we shall".

"He spent a lot of time and a lot of hours working with the highest levels of our government to ensure we did what we needed to do to get the bid here", said Bilello. Both the United States and Canada failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.

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Brian Bilello, president of Boston Soccer 2026, believes his recently launched nonprofit can lure World Cup action to the Greater Boston area. That means the 31-member Caribbean federation has three times the voting power of South America, which includes soccer powers Brazil and Argentina.

The main factor at play here seems to be money.

North American officials have promised to deliver $14 billion in revenue from the event.

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The loss is Morocco's fifth in a World Cup bidding process after previous tries in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

Canada has played host to numerous Federation Internationale de Football Association events in the past, including the men's Under-16 World Championship in 1982, the 2002 under-19 women's World Championship, the 2007 men's Under-20 World Cup, the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup and the 2015 Women's World Cup. The country's hopes of becoming the second African country to host the cup after South Africa in 2010 hit a bump last week when a Federation Internationale de Football Association task force scored the bid 2.7 out of 5 following an inspection. The others would then be split between Canada and Mexico.

The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside NY - home of the NFL's Giants and Jets - is proposed for the final.

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Of the 23 cities chosen as potential host sites, 15 now have MLS teams.

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