But Juan Luna, a vendor in Mexico City, downplayed the impact on the tournament of the recent political tensions between the three host countries. Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup and is spending an estimated $200 billion or $500 million per week on World Cup projects.
Host nation Russian Federation thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup to start their tournament in style in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.
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. An unbelievable fete of solidarity considering the political climate between the United States and Mexico and the United States and Canada.
The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside NY - home of the NFL's Giants and Jets - is proposed for the final. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.
"FIFA was clinically dead as an organization", Infantino said, reflecting on his election in 2016 before announcing plans to another four-year term in 2019.
"They saw themselves in us", said U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, citing voters in Scandinavia, western Europe, southeast Asia and South America.
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The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion.
Morocco, which received huge support and votes from African countries, was trying to become the second African nation to host the soccer tournament.
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.
Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986.
The vote, in which all FIFA associations were, for the first time, eligible to vote for the host, was cast at the 68th FIFA Congress on the eve of the 2018 edition of the tournament, which begins Thursday with the official opening ceremony.