Michelle Kaufman: Miami winning 2026 World Cup bid was a minor miracle. Here’s what we can expect next

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — If the scene at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables last Thursday was any indication, Miami soccer fans are ready for the 2026 World Cup. They were in full party mode, American flags and cowbells in tow, as Miami was announced as one of 11 U.S. cities that will host the 2026 Cup along with three in Mexico and two in Canada. The fans celebrated with high fives, beer toasts, schnitzel and bratwurst, and then they closed their tabs, and headed home. If only it were that easy for the Miami host committee. Their work began in 2017, when Miami first emerged as one of 41 potential host c…

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