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Get ready—the 2026 World Cup is coming to North America. A joint bid by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was chosen Wednesday morning to take on the task of hosting the biggest tournament in world soccer.

The competition—returning to North America for the first time since the U.S. hosted it in 1994—will see 16 host cities across the three countries put on 80 matches between a record 48 national teams. Forty matches are due to take place in the U.S., with Mexico and Canada hosting ten each.

It will be the first to host 48 teams, up from the normal 32 who will compete in Russia in the 2018 competition beginning this week.

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