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North America to host 2026 World Cup

US, Canadian And Mexican Soccer Federations Make Major Announcement
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FIFA have announced that their member associations have voted in favour of the 2026 World Cup being co-hosted by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, reports The Globe and Mail

The Northern American bid, fronted by the USA, Canada and Mexico, won the right to host the 2026 World Cup at the 68th annual FIFA Congress on the eve of the 2018 tournament in Russia.

They beat their rivals Morocco by 134 votes to 65.

It will mark the first time the World Cup has been hosted in North America since the USA had hosted the tournament in 1994.

While it will be the third time that Mexico has hosted the World Cup and the first time for Canada.

“Football today is the only victor,” said U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro.

It means that the North America bid becomes the first successful co-host bid since Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Initial plans state that both Mexico and Canada are set to host 10 games each with the US hosting 60 of them.

Morocco has now lost five bid campaigns.