The United (North American) bid received 134 votes (67%), and Iran was the only country that voted for "none of the bids". 60 matches will take place in the United States with the remaining 20 split evenly between Canada and Mexico.
The 2026 World Cup final will take place in the MetLife Stadium in New York City.
The United Bid co-chaired by U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, Canada Soccer Association chief Steven Reed and Mexican federation head Decio de Maria (trio pictured above) includes 23 cities across the three countries, 16 of which will end up hosting World Cup matches.More news: AT&T and Time Warner Get Judge's Approval to Merge
"The issue about who will get automatic bids to the '26 World Cup, if that's the question, that is not Concacaf's decision that's FIFA's decision and that will be made in the passage of time", Cordeiro said.
Mexico has previously hosted two World Cups, in 1970 and 1986. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup.
The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion.
The World Cup is coming back to America. Hosting World Cups and Olympic Games is openly a politicians' prestige-burnishing project now, not only for Russia's president Vladimir Putin or Qatar's Emir, seeking soft power from hosting in 2022. To counter concerns about severe travel, the bid said teams would be placed in regional clusters.More news: How Meghan Markle dared to break protocol at Queen's birthday parade
Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa: "It's an opportunity to bring the world together and highlight how well things work between Canada, Mexico and the United States". The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa.
Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026. Matches in Mexico will be played in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara; games in Canada will be played in Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton, according to Pro Soccer Talk.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from NY, said: "While the official name of the bid is United 2026, the three potential host nations are right now anything but united". In the expanded competition, the Concacaf region, which represents North and Central America and the Caribbean, would still receive three additional slots, decided through the qualifying process, plus one team in an global playoff.
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Fifa, in consultation with the local organising committee, will make the final venue decisions.