The United States Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has been awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The bid to host this year’s tournament is a significant milestone in U.S. soccer history, and it marks the third time in as many decades that the U.K. has hosted the World Cup, and the first time in 25 years that a new host country will take the crown.
The U.N. will host the 2024 tournament, and Canada and Mexico are still working out the details.
The FIFA World Championship is the culmination of the 50-year history of soccer in the United States, and marks the first appearance for the U-23 team in a major international tournament.
The tournament is also the first in which the U23 team has competed in a World Cup since the 1998 edition.
The U.T. has played its last games in the U17, U20 and U23 divisions of the World Championship.
The first team, the U12s, lost to Germany in a playoff.