If you thought travelling around Russia was tough… now USA, Canada AND Mexico will host 2026 World Cup after pipping Morocco in FIFA vote!
- The FIFA Congress met on Wednesday to decide the 2026 World Cup host
- This year’s summer showpiece, held in Russia, kicks off on Thursday afternoon
- The tournament will then head to the controversial host country of Qatar in 2022
- The United bid won 67 per cent of the votes, with Morocco securing 33 per cent
The United bid won 134 (67 per cent) of the votes in Moscow, with Morocco picking up 65 votes (33 per cent). One vote went to neither of the bids.
In what represents a historic moment for soccer in North America, the USA will host 60 of the 80 games in 2026, including every game from the quarter-finals onward.
The latest edition of football’s flagship tournament begins in Russia on Thursday, with the host nation’s clash with Saudi Arabia kicking off a month of tournament action. In four years time, the World Cup will head to Qatar
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The 2026 World Cup will be hosted collectively by Canada, Mexico and the United States
Philip Lahm holds aloft the World Cup trophy after Germany beat Argentina in the 2014 final
Author: Nancy Parker
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