“This announcement builds on the support of (the Central American Football Union’s) six voting member associations that the united bid was honored to receive in March.“We look forward to continuing our conversations with member associations around the world, highlighting the operational and economic certainty of our bid for the entire FIFA family.”The 211 FIFA member countries will choose the winning bid in Moscow in June.Mexico hosted the World Cup in 1970 and again in 1986, while the United States hosted the 1994 finals.Share on: WhatsApp 2597, Argentina | AFP | The 10 countries of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) officially gave their backing Friday for the joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup.The CONMEBOL board announced in a statement that they had taken the decision “unanimously” to support the North American candidacy for the tournament.“The countries of America, we have numerous historical links and we have a conviction: South American football can and must contribute to the development of football in the American hemisphere, acknowledging that the sport is a powerful integrating force,” said CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez.The North American joint bid is competing against Morocco for the right to host the 2026 World Cup, which is set to feature 48 teams.“The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is grateful for today’s endorsement by CONMEBOL,” the North American bid group said in a statement.
Steve Breaston was one of the most exciting payers in WPIAL history. As a senior quarterback at Woodland Hills, he rushed for 1,718 yards, averaged 11.4 yards a carry and threw for 600.A master of big plays, he was involved in 33 touchdowns as a senior, either running, passing or on punt returns. The average length of those TDs was 41.9 yards. He won a WPIAL track championship in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior and won the 400 as a senior. LONG ON TALENT—Former Penn State and NFL star Brandon Short shows off his 2010 WPIAL Hall of Fame award. He also finished fifth in the high jump as a senior. He went on to a successful career as a receiver at the University of Michigan and is now a receiver with the Arizona Cardinals. BIG PLAY MASTER—Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Steve Breaston shows off his 2010 WPIAL Hall of Fame award. Brandon Short from McKeesport High School was long on talent on the football field. He was a dominant linebacker and offensive lineman on McKeesport’s 1994 team that won the WPIAL and state Quad-A championships. Short was a Parade and a USA Today All-American. He was also the starting center on McKeesport’s WPIAL championship basketball team in 1995. He went on to become an All-American linebacker at Penn State and played seven years in the NFL. He recently earned his MBA from Columbia University of the Ivy League.(Reprinted from WPIAL Hall of Fame Ceremony Program.)