Just a day before the 2018 World Cup begins in Russia, FIFA has announced that Mexico, the United States, and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup. This will mark the first time that three countries will host in tandem (in 2002, South Korea and Japan were the first to co-host a World Cup), and it will also be the first time that a country has had this opportunity.

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The tournament took place in Mexico in 1970 and 1986, and the 2026 Cup means the Latin American country will have hosted more than any other place. Estadio Azteca is already home to memorable WC moments, including Maradona’s “Hand of God goal,” which took place on June 22, 1986 when Argentina faced off against England. Construction on the stadium began in 1962, and after seven million hour of labors, more than 800 workers, and 100 tons of concrete, it was completed in 1966, according to ESPN.

While FIFA hasn’t made any official announcement about qualification, it’s expected that each of the three teams will compete at the 2026 tournament.

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