Hosting a World Cup is a spectacle unlike any other, and in two cycles, the world's biggest competition will return to North America following Wednesday's vote.
The ceremony will see a fusion of different genres as Robbie Williams will perform some of his greatest musical hits which will then be carried on with some classical music from the world of Opera as fans from all over the world get an opportunity to celebrate the glory of the World Cup.
The so-called united bid of the USA, Mexico and Canada is the technically safer option and definitely more attractive financially to the voting federations but that may not be enough to carry them over the line.
While Morocco had some key factors in its favour - its much more friendly time-zone for the key TV markets of Europe, its footballing culture and potential tournament legacy - on infrastructural and financial fronts, the United bid blew it out of the water. The US, however, hosted the country on its own merit in 1994, while Mexico have twice before organised the tournament, in 1970 and in 1986.
As part of Canada, Mexico and the United States' final presentation to the FIFA Congress, the United Bid showed this video that explains their bid to voters. It will also be the first tournament to be hosted by three countries, Goal reported.
Wednesday's vote offers hope that this could lead to an entirely new generation of Canadian youngsters taking up soccer, which could have long-term benefits for the men's team.
"I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country to continue to work for football and realise one day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco".
"I go back all the way to growing up in London and my start in the game".
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Once the Opening Ceremony concludes, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia will kick off the tournament for real. Hosts Russia get things underway in two days' time when they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium.
With the successful bid, the men's World Cup will be coming to Canada for the first time.
Instead of three automatic places in the tournament, six will be given by that time.
A giant screen displays the logo of Morocco 2026 before a press conference to promote Morocco's bib for the 2026 soccer World Cup in Casablanca. Under the terms of the bid, Canada and Mexico will each host 10 matches.
"It's a bit emotional for us today", Carlos Cordeiro, president of U.S. Soccer, said after the vote.
"This is a monumental victory for the Concacaf family, as the United Bid exemplified the strong collaboration, beyond politics and business, that now exists in our region".
Montreal city Coun. Rosannie Filato, who is responsible for sports and recreation, said the city implemented an action plan in 2016 to host global sporting events and is investing in transit systems.
Los Angeles is one of 23 proposed host cities and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena one of the stadiums under consideration as a match site.