The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after FIFA's congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to back the tri-nation joint bid for the tournament and leave Morocco to miss out for the fifth time. North America's bid won the vote in the first round, and with surprising ease: 134 votes to Morocco's 65.
The World Cup host usually receives automatic entry into the tournament, but Federation Internationale de Football Association has yet to announce whether it will extend this pass to all three host nations in 2026.
The officers, including from the 2022 World Cup host country Qatar, will rotate in and out of the 11 far-flung Russian cities where games will be held between June 14 and July 15.More news: N-Out Burger locations in Texas to remain closed Tuesday
Of the 211 Fifa member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winning bid needing a majority of 104.
The Luzhniki is Russia's national stadium with a capacity of 81,000.
The current blueprint calls for Canada and Mexico to stage 10 games each with the US hosting 60.
Mexico previously hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986.More news: Amazon halts new construction; Seattle backs down on business tax
The country has competed in just one World Cup in its history, qualifying for the 1986 tournament and failing to collect a single point from three matches.
Both bids made their final appeals to UEFA voters in Moscow on Tuesday, with Morocco and United expected to get a vast show of support from their respective confederations.
"Together we have done everything in our power to make the tournament a top-notch event, be it for a player, a fan, or a fan in front of the TV", he said. The only two official bids came from the U.S. -Canada-Mexico of North America, and Morocco of Africa.
The North American bid was in better shape to host the World Cup.More news: Trump trade adviser apologises for insulting Trudeau
And when it comes to matters on the field, it's OK to dream of Hershey native Christian Pulisic - or maybe even Media-born Union defender Auston Trusty - playing for the United States in a World Cup at Lincoln Financial Field. "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the USA bid". The Switzerland-based organization reports its revenue in four-year cycles, and most recently claimed $5.7 billion for the cycle culminating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It's not clear how that would work with three countries as co-hosts. The organization is set to earn more than $6 billion in the four-year cycle tied to this year's World Cup, with an estimated profit exceeding $100 million.