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Hosting 2026 World Cup could bring $5 billion to North America

February 8, 2018 8:47 PM
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Hosting 2026 World Cup could bring $5 billion to North America

Hosting the 2026 World Cup could bring more than $5 billion in economic activity to North America, the committee hoping to win the tournament's rights says.

The United Bid Committee -- made up of the soccer federations of the U.S., Mexico and Canada -- said a study from the Boston Consulting Group found that the countries will earn $3-4 billion after factoring in the costs of hosting the tournament.

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