World Cup 2026 awarded to USA, Canada and Mexico

World Cup 2026 awarded to USA, Canada and Mexico

World Cup 2026 awarded to USA, Canada and Mexico

The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar.

The United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup after beating bid rival Morocco, FIFA has announced.

The soccer showpiece will return to the USA for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

Morocco, which has now lost five bid campaigns, was classy in defeat - congratulating the North American winners.

England, like Morocco, knows the feeling of falling short in the bid to host the World Cup. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency would end before the 2026 World Cup.

The 1994 World Cup, the only one played in the US, was the most financially successful and best-attended tournament in history.

The socks are red and Montopoli wore them when Canada won the right to host the 2015 Women's World Cup as well as the 2012 and 2016 women's Olympic bronze-medal matches. The final vote ended with 134 to the United States and 65 for Morocco.

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Among the 22 other host city finalists are Washington and New York/New Jersey, both of which hosted matches in the 1994 World Cup, the last held in North America.

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According to the United Bid, FIFA will decide the host cities in 2020 or 2021.

Their position was weakened by the expectation that four United States territories at the centre of a voting row will not take part.

It would likely open the door to Canada finally returning to the men's world stage - a widely expected scenario as co-host that has yet to be officially confirmed.

It marks the first time the World Cup will be held in more than one country since 2002, when South Korea and Japan shared hosting duties.

The 1994 World Cup, staged by the U.S., had the highest average attendance in the tournament's history, while Mexico was the first nation to host the event twice. "Congratulations - a great deal of hard work!"

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"We are very excited and humbled that the FIFA member associations have entrusted the Concacaf region with the honour of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in its new extended format", CONCACAF said in a statement.

In a bid process that lasted 15 seconds, FIFA revealed that Nigeria, through the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, voted for Morocco.

The bid victory will also stack the US sports landscape with major competitions in perhaps three consecutive years. Canada narrowed its list to Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval: "The U.S., together with Mexico and Canada, just got the World Cup".

All 14 of the Moroccan venues would need to be built or renovated as part of the $16 billion investment in new infrastructure the African nation says is required.

"Our Canadian kids have got a big opportunity and I think that 2026 makes sure that many of them that might have left our shores to play for other countries will stay".

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