MOSCOW – The US, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup after a transparent victory over underdogs Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.
The joint North American bid obtained 134 of the 203 votes, whereas Morocco polled 65 within the poll at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. It means world soccer’s showpiece occasion will return to the North American continent for the primary time since 1994 when america hosted the match.
Bid chief Carlos Cordeiro mentioned his staff was “humbled by the belief our colleagues within the FIFA household have put in our bid”. He mentioned the match had a chance to place soccer “on a brand new and sustainable path for generations to return.”
It is going to be the primary World Cup to be expanded to 48 groups, posing an infinite logistical problem for the hosts, one of many points that’s thought to have undermined the Moroccan bid. US President Donald Trump tweeted: “The US, along with Mexico and Canada, simply bought the World Cup.
Congratulations – quite a lot of exhausting work!” The North American bid had been deeply involved by Trump’s menace throughout the bidding course of that nations that didn’t assist it shouldn’t anticipate US assist on different points.