United States, Canada and Mexico to co-host 2026 World Cup

The 2026 World Cup will take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico, FIFA has announced.

The United bid won ahead of Morocco with 67 per cent of the 203 votes cast at the FIFA congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

It is the fifth time Morocco has bid to host the tournament. The North African country claimed 33 per cent of the vote.

The 2018 tournament kicks off in Russia on Thursday and the 2022 World Cup is to take place in Qatar.

This was the first World Cup vote since 2010, when two hosts were named and afterwards investigators from the US and Switzerland unveiled corruption on an unprecedented scale.

The United bid received 134 votes to 65 for Morocco, with one of the 203 votes opting for neither side.

“It’s a bit emotional for us today,” US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro told FIFA congress.

“Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

“The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures. Football today is the only victor.

“And in that spirit we wish all Russian hosts and all the teams competing here the very best of luck.”

- Press Association

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