USA, Mexico and Canada to host World Cup in 2026

They beat Morocco to  win the hosting by winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

This vote for the World Cup hosting rights for 2026 has been taken out of the hands of a small cabal of FIFA executives and entrusted to its 211 member associations.

It is supposed to reduce the risk of corruption – something Fifa desperately needed to do following past controversies.The US, Canada and Mexico joint bid is promising Fifa associations vast profits of $11bn (£8.2bn). That compares with around $6bn (£4.48bn) from Morocco.

The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.

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